Foodservice-to-retail shift has potato industry adjusting on the fly

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned the food industry upside down. Most sit-down restaurants have been forced into takeout or delivery only, w... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA report shows how dependent industry is on foodservice

Recent data released by Potatoes USA shows just how important foodservice is to the potato industry. The report — compiled from Technomic, IRI Re... READ MORE »

Agriculture worker protection during COVID-19 guidelines developed in Michigan

Even though Michigan’s agricultural industry is recognized as a critical and essential infrastructure industry under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-... READ MORE »

Congress members, produce industry urges USDA to aid specialty crop producers

On April 7, Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-California), Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Jim Costa (D-California) and Doug LaMalfa (R-California) led 108 member... READ MORE »

Senators urge flexibility in Farm Service Agency loans, access to credit

A bipartisan letter signed by 43 U.S. Senators sent April 6 to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is urging permanent flexibility in Farm Service A... READ MORE »

Fresh up, processing down in Red River Valley during COVID-19 crisis

For the first time all year, fresh potato shipments from the Red River Valley are meeting or exceeding last year's numbers. Shipments had been running... READ MORE »

United Fresh starts grant program to assist produce distributors reach those in need

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Fresh Start Foundation is offering a new grant program — COVID-19 Rapid Response FRESH Grants — t... READ MORE »

Ag groups plead with Small Business Association to include farms in COVID-19 loan program

The National Potato Council joined 30 agriculture organizations and businesses yesterday calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to in... READ MORE »

National Potato Council shares coronavirus-related updates

The National Potato Council (NPC) shared the following updates on March 31 regarding the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis: Stimulus package Las... READ MORE »

Agriculture groups, including NPC, seeking coronavirus help from USDA

A coalition of agriculture groups is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to “take swift action” to help stabilize markets affected by the CO... READ MORE »

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