coronavirus

USDA announces $6 billion in new COVID relief programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 24 that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranc... READ MORE »

American Rescue Plan Act passes in House; Vilsack issues statement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement March 10 on passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congres... READ MORE »

NPC’s LaJoie: When the potato industry is healthy, America is better off

It is hard to believe that sitting here 12 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can be thankful that the U.S. potato industry, in gener... READ MORE »

Colorado ag workers to be included in next round of COVID vaccine distribution

On Feb. 26, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Brigadier General Scott Sherman and Scott Bookman, Incident Commander with the Colorado Dept. of Public Health ... READ MORE »

United Fresh opens compensation survey for produce industry

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2021 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in... READ MORE »

Washington agriculture groups suing state over COVID labor restrictions

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emer... READ MORE »

USDA temporarily suspends past-due loan collections and foreclosures

Due to the national public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Jan. 27 the temporary suspension of past-... READ MORE »

NPC’s Quarles named to ag trade advisory committee

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Jan. 14 the appointment of 67 members, includin... READ MORE »

Bipartisan House group urges USDA to provide PPE equipment for ag workers

The most recent round of USDA coronavirus aid did not include additional funds for agriculture worker safety, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act o... READ MORE »

Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic ... READ MORE »


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