coronavirus

Washington State’s Othello Potato Field Day canceled

Due to Washington and Washington State University COVID-19-related policy, the 2020 WSU-Othello Potato Field Day, originally scheduled for June 18, ha... READ MORE »

USDA’s COVID-19 direct payment webinar recording available

USDA has posted a recording of the webinar for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronaviru... READ MORE »

USDA to host webinar for growers interested in applying for COVID-19 direct payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar at 1 p.m. EDT Thursda... READ MORE »

USDA approves $1.2 billion in contracts for food purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved $1.2 billion in contracts on May 8 to support U.S. producers and communities in need through the USDA Farm... READ MORE »

United Fresh sends lists of questions to USDA on food box program

United Fresh Produce Association on May 11 sent a letter to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service seeking clarification to its questions regarding t... READ MORE »

Retail sales of potatoes jump during January-to-March quarter

Foodservice shutdowns haven’t been good to the potato industry, there is no question about that, as nearly 60% of U.S.-grown potatoes go to foodserv... READ MORE »

Senate bill introduced to provide $8 billion to purchase produce

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced on May 5 legislation to address disruptions in the fo... READ MORE »

BASF contributes $170,000 to Feeding America

BASF will join COVID-19 hunger relief efforts with a $170,000 donation to Feeding America. The company’s North America Agricultural Solutions emp... READ MORE »

USDA announces $50 million in potato purchases for Section 32

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 4 details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fisca... READ MORE »

NPC cautions against triggering ‘irrational’ surges in potato imports

In a letter sent the week of April 27-May 1 to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney, the National Potato Council (NPC)... READ MORE »


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