coronavirus

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 »

High sales of potatoes in retail sector continue

Record potato retail sales continued from October to December 2020, the second quarter of Potatoes USA’s marketing year 2021. All three months sa... READ MORE »

Potato retail, foodservice trends examined during Potato Expo

One of the keynote sessions at Potato Expo 2021 dove into how consumer food-buying habits have changed during COVID-19 and where opportunities are for... READ MORE »

USDA extends crop insurance flexibility through June 2021

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, relief provide... READ MORE »

Ag benefits from latest COVID relief package outlined, welcomed by National Potato Council

The National Potato Council welcomed the Dec. 21 actions by the House of Representatives and Senate to support agriculture workers, family farms, and ... READ MORE »

COVID relief bill includes $13 billion for agriculture

Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the current chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Agricult... READ MORE »

Overall usage of U.S. potatoes down, in spite of retail boom

Based on an analysis of the potatoes and potato products sold at retail and foodservice, and accounting for the volume of U.S. exports and imports, th... READ MORE »


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