coronavirus

Global food supply implications of COVID-19 addressed by World Potato Congress leader

Romain Cools, president and CEO of the World Potato Congress, issued the following statement May 3 on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting potato tr... READ MORE »

Ag World Golf Classic moved to August, two dates set

Due to COVID-19, the seventh annual Ag World Golf Classic has been moved to August from June with a goal of keeping everyone safe and healthy.  New... READ MORE »

National Potato Council summer meeting registration open through Monday

The National Potato Council (NPC) has announced its annual summer meeting is moving from an in-person event to a virtual one this year. Originally ... READ MORE »

NPC chief Quarles breaks down COVID-19 effect in new podcast

In the latest “Eye on Potatoes” podcast episode, which dropped April 28, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles discusses at length how the COVID... READ MORE »

Perishable food distribution platform announced to assist COVID-19 surplus

ReposiTrak, as an extension of a project with Department of Defense, has activated its technology platform to address chronic imbalances in the food s... READ MORE »

Industry leaders, Congress members urge USDA to raise relief limits

On April 23, 154 Members of Congress wrote to President Trump echoing the potato industry’s concerns about the CFAP program payment limits as it rel... READ MORE »

‘LIVE with Kelly and Ryan,’ ‘GMA’ takes notice of Ryan Cranney’s potato surplus giveaway

An act of generosity born from an unfortunate situation has turned Ryan Cranney into something of a national celebrity. Cranney, of Cranney Farm in... READ MORE »

USDA to accept proposals for Buy Fresh program

On April 21, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service hosted a webinar on the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) USDA Purchase & Distri... READ MORE »

Column: Food relief effort a step, but not nearly enough

On April 17, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA’s first relief effort called the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). ... READ MORE »

Muir: Idaho potato industry has been ‘upended’

Since mid-March when Americans were encouraged to stay home to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Idaho potato industry has been upe... READ MORE »


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