After a year-plus of pandemic, potato gains in retail sector start to level off

After 15 months of pandemic-influenced buying habits, year-over-year numbers of potato sales in the retail sector are leveling off. According to fi... READ MORE »

USDA having virtual listening session for COVID feedback on Thursday

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is having a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted thei... READ MORE »

USDA adds another $330 million to ag producers for COVID recovery

The USDA announced April 13 the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain recov... READ MORE »

Survey: COVID protocols cost Washington farms $2,500 per month, packers even more

In a recent survey by the IMPACT Center at Washington State University, Washington State farm family‚Äôs direct compliance outlays to manage COVID-19 ... READ MORE »

USDA announces $6 billion in new COVID relief programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 24 that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranc... READ MORE »

American Rescue Plan Act passes in House; Vilsack issues statement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement March 10 on passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congres... READ MORE »

NPC’s LaJoie: When the potato industry is healthy, America is better off

It is hard to believe that sitting here 12 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can be thankful that the U.S. potato industry, in gener... READ MORE »

Colorado ag workers to be included in next round of COVID vaccine distribution

On Feb. 26, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Brigadier General Scott Sherman and Scott Bookman, Incident Commander with the Colorado Dept. of Public Health ... READ MORE »

United Fresh opens compensation survey for produce industry

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2021 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in... READ MORE »

Washington agriculture groups suing state over COVID labor restrictions

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emer... READ MORE »

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