coronavirus

USDA’s second round of Farmers to Families Food Box is $1.27 billion

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1.27 billion in extended contracts and up to $202 million in new contracts to support Am... READ MORE »

How EU potato producers are coping with COVID impact

It’s not every day you get to meet a world-renowned potato expert in person, especially under current conditions. But the rules around social distan... READ MORE »

Empire Farm Days organizers forced to cancel event

Organizers of the annual Empire Farms Days agricultural show and event in Western New York have been forced to cancel this year's event due to COVID-1... READ MORE »

Column: Detailing state of the potato industry amid COVID

As organizations adapt to the current COVID-19 realities, on June 25 the National Potato Council tried something new by holding our first-ever virtual... READ MORE »

COVID-19 report: Potato industry still feeling effects of foodservice shutdowns

Now three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the situation remains fluid and unsettled for the potato industry and that likely wi... READ MORE »

NPC leaders hopeful USDA will add better COVID aid for specialty crop industry

The National Potato Council held its 2020 summer meetings June 25 through a virtual Zoom format. The annual event, which normally takes place in th... READ MORE »

Potato leaders urge USDA to address issues with coronavirus aid

The National Potato Council pleaded for “meaningful” COVID-19 effects relief from the U.S. Department in a letter issued to Secretary of Agricultu... READ MORE »

Farm Aid launches Farmer Resilience Initiative with $400,000 allocation

Farm Aid announced June 16 the disbursal of $400,000 to launch a national COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative, working with more than 120 local, sta... READ MORE »

US foodservice sales down $120 billion during spring

Total foodservice sales in the U.S. from March to May were off in excess of $120 billion, according a report from the National Restaurant Association.... READ MORE »

Retail produce sales remain up double digits

The first week of June marks three full months of coronavirus-related shopping patterns. While restaurant competition for the food dollar is gearing u... READ MORE »


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