coronavirus

Potatoes USA’s International Marketing Committee talks export numbers

Potatoes USA, the marketing arm of the U.S. potato industry, is holding its annual summer meetings through a series of virtual events. On July ... READ MORE »

Highlights from Potatoes USA’s Domestic Marketing Committee meeting

Potatoes USA, the marketing arm of the U.S. potato industry, is holding its annual summer meetings through a series of virtual events. On July ... READ MORE »

USDA opens two solicitations for fresh potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) announced July 23 two solicitations to purchase fresh potatoes. They inc... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston donates 20,000 masks to WSU campus

Lamb Weston donated 20,000 disposable masks for student and employee use at Washington State University Tri-Cities for when in-person learning resumes... READ MORE »

House introduces uncollectible debt bill related to COVID losses

On July 21, U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (R-Illinois) and Jimmy Panetta (D-California) introduced the Providing Liquidity for Uncollectible Sales (PLUS) Ac... READ MORE »

Potato chip industry boosted by COVID-driven retail boon

A pandemic doesn’t come with many positives, but it hasn’t been bad for the potato chip industry. Unlike Western U.S. producers of russet and t... READ MORE »

New USDA advisory board members includes two from potato industry

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 24 industry representatives to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Commit... READ MORE »

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Produce sales in retail still up, but inching back toward pre-COVID levels

All 2020 holidays affected by the coronavirus pandemic have seen strong sales results, from Easter and Mother’s Day to Memorial Day and Father’s D... READ MORE »

SaniDate 5.0 now approved to kill human coronavirus

BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate 5.0 is now labeled to kill the human coronavirus. The stamp of approval comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc... READ MORE »

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USDA adds processing, seed potatoes to COVID aid program, bumps potatoes to Category 1

July 9, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food As... READ MORE »


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