coronavirus

Perdue: Growers with canceled contracts eligible for Category 1 payments

As of June 8, through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) USDA has issued more than $1.4 billion in assistance to growers and producers, in... READ MORE »

Farm stress management focus of Michigan State Extension

Being a farmer is not only risky due to unpredictable forces like nature and weather, agricultural work also is dangerous. According to the U.S. Bu... READ MORE »

Potato sales robust in the retail sector during spring

Retail potato sales in the U.S. were up more than 30%, year-over-year, during the period of April 1 to May 17. That followed a first quarter that s... READ MORE »

CDC issues agriculture labor guidelines for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Labor issued guidance June 3 on protections for agricultural workers due to the o... READ MORE »

Wisconsin farmers eligible for $50 million in COVID-19 aid

Following extensive discussions with agricultural stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is anno... READ MORE »

USDA approves $545 million in early-round CFAP payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced June 4 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments... READ MORE »

National Fleet Products introduces portable hand-washing station

National Fleet Products, a global source for aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles, announced the introduction of its new portable and vehic... READ MORE »

Michigan adds COVID-19 requirements for agriculture workers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 1 signed Executive Order 2020-111, which provides additional requirements and procedures to keep agricultural w... READ MORE »

Rep. Simpson discusses how CFAP fell short with potato industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) didn’t do enough to clean out the backed-up potato supply chain, s... READ MORE »

United Fresh, PMA address Farmers to Families Food Box program

Cathy Burns, CEO of Produce Marketing Association, and Tom Stenzel, president and CEO of United Fresh Produce Association, have addressed their member... READ MORE »


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