Restaurants on track to lose $240 billion in sales, survey shows

Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey... READ MORE »

McCain Foods USA to support No Kid Hungry amid COVID-19 school closures

McCain Foods USA announced Sept. 14 a new partnership with No Kid Hungry to help ensure children have access to healthy meals amid COVID-related schoo... READ MORE »

COVID hit to Washington potato industry estimated at $1 billion

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the Washington potato industry by approximately $1 billion, according to a study conducted by the IMPACT... READ MORE »

Mexican produce dumping concerns to be addressed

On Sept. 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Department of Commerce, and USDA released a report detailing the Trump Administratio... READ MORE »

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 »

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