Agriculture orgs request CFAP deadline extension

In a letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, the National Potato Council joined 27 state and national agriculture organizations requesting the department ext... READ MORE »

Michigan farmers may legally challenge COVID employee testing order

An Aug. 3 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20 or more farmwo... READ MORE »

Idaho Grower Shippers Association Convention called off due to COVID concerns

For just the second time in the past 92 years, the Idaho Grower Shippers Association will not hold its annual convention. Due to COVID-19 concerns,... READ MORE »

Michigan requires COVID testing for agriculture, processing workers

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for ag... READ MORE »

Potato growers encouraged to apply for additional COVID aid

As of July 27, USDA through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has issued $6.5 billion in payments to 473,124 producers, including $227 mi... READ MORE »

Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO going virtual in 2020

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable Farm Market EXPO will be virtual on Dec. 8-10, 2020. “After running various scenarios, ... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston sales down 16% during fourth quarter

Lamb Weston, one of the world’s largest french fry makers, reported net sales were down 16% during the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. The pub... READ MORE »

Year-end retail sales of potatoes top $13 billion, up 11.2%

Potato sales in the U.S. retail sector surpassed $13 billion during the 12-month period between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. In a report issued ... READ MORE »

USDA to launch third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will launch a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases with distributions to start by S... READ MORE »

US potato industry calls for tariffs on EU frozen fries

The U.S. potato industry is asking the federal government to increase tariffs on incoming frozen fries from the European Union. In a letter sent to... READ MORE »

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