coronavirus

Ag leaders call for CFAP enhancements

As co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) — a national coalition of more than 120 specialty crop organizations — the National ... READ MORE »

2021 Idaho Potato Conference canceled

The in-person Idaho Potato Conference scheduled for January 2021 in Pocatello has been canceled. According to an email update from organizer Spectr... READ MORE »

$1 billion added to Farmers to Families Food Box Program

An additional $1 billion for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program has been added. The additional funding, announced Aug. 24, allows the program ... READ MORE »

Potato exports down 2.6%, year-over-year, due to pandemic

U.S. potato exports for the July 2019-June 2020 marketing year (MY20), declined 2.6% in value and 2.2% for the fresh weight equivalent volume from the... READ MORE »

Court upholds Michigan order requiring COVID testing of farm workers

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan has upheld an emergency order that requires COVID-19 testing for migrant or seasonal farm... READ MORE »

Potato health benefits emphasized to dietary guideline makers

On Aug. 11, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles testified before the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) du... READ MORE »

Farmworkers in Michigan file complaint over mandatory COVID testing

Citing racial discrimination, farmworkers filed a complaint Aug. 11 in United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, challenging ... READ MORE »

Montana Seed Potato Certification seminar canceled for 2020

The Montana State Seed Potato Certification Program has canceled its annual seminar due to COVID-19 concerns. The event was scheduled for Nov. 11-1... READ MORE »

Mobile sanitation station introduced by Birko

Birko has launched the Birko Mobile Mister sanitizing equipment for various industries and facilities. Birko’s Mobile Mister was developed to ... READ MORE »

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) deadline extended

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)... READ MORE »


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