US potato exports dip during in March

The worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting U.S. potato exports, as seen in the figures for March. U.S. exports of frozen potato pro... READ MORE »

USDA to begin taking COVID-19 direct payment applications May 26

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) on May 19. CFAP will provide up to $16 ... READ MORE »

Cross-country rail shipping operation Cold Connect shuttered by Union Pacific

Union Pacific has closed subsidiary Cold Connect, a cross-country, temperature-controlled perishable shipping operation. Reported by Supply Chain D... READ MORE »

NPC’s Quarles: Farmers need ‘meaningful relief’

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act by a vote of ... READ MORE »

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 »

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