coronavirus

A look at the profile of the fresh potato buyers

Fresh potato sales increased significantly from July 2019 through June 2020, and so did the number of households buying potatoes. Eighty-eight perc... READ MORE »

McCain restarts work on Othello expansion after COVID delay

On Sept. 29, McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato and appetizers across the country, announced the restart of construction of its 17... READ MORE »

Potato sales remain elevated in retail sector

Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels. This has continued thr... READ MORE »

CFAP 2: Apply right away, urge potato industry leaders

The second installment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s COVID-19 assistance program — CFAP 2 — is a major improvement from the original C... READ MORE »

Additional $1 billion in contracts announced for USDA food box program

Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary o... READ MORE »

CFAP 2 announced by USDA, potato leaders welcome program’s next phase

On Sept. 18, the National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed an announcement by President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue on Sept. 17 that USDA will implem... READ MORE »

Restaurants on track to lose $240 billion in sales, survey shows

Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey... READ MORE »

McCain Foods USA to support No Kid Hungry amid COVID-19 school closures

McCain Foods USA announced Sept. 14 a new partnership with No Kid Hungry to help ensure children have access to healthy meals amid COVID-related schoo... READ MORE »

COVID hit to Washington potato industry estimated at $1 billion

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the Washington potato industry by approximately $1 billion, according to a study conducted by the IMPACT... READ MORE »

Mexican produce dumping concerns to be addressed

On Sept. 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Department of Commerce, and USDA released a report detailing the Trump Administratio... READ MORE »


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