PMA event focuses on Farmers to Families, Coronavirus food assistance programs

A May 27 Produce Marketing Association virtual town hall featured Bruce Summers of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Hunt Shipman of Corners... READ MORE »

USDA announces plans for Section 32 purchases of fresh, dehy potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans May 22 to purchase fresh potatoes and dehydrated potatoes, for distribution to various food ... READ MORE »

Coronavirus aid application period now open, payment calculator available

Specialty crops producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from... READ MORE »

Ag producers part of $1B in loan guarantees for rural businesses

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 21 that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural ... READ MORE »

USDA to begin taking COVID-19 direct payment applications May 26

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) on May 19. CFAP will provide up to $16 ... READ MORE »

USDA to host webinar for growers interested in applying for COVID-19 direct payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar at 1 p.m. EDT Thursda... READ MORE »

United Fresh sends lists of questions to USDA on food box program

United Fresh Produce Association on May 11 sent a letter to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service seeking clarification to its questions regarding t... READ MORE »

USDA announces $50 million in potato purchases for Section 32

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 4 details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fisca... READ MORE »

Industry leaders, Congress members urge USDA to raise relief limits

On April 23, 154 Members of Congress wrote to President Trump echoing the potato industry’s concerns about the CFAP program payment limits as it rel... READ MORE »

USDA to accept proposals for Buy Fresh program

On April 21, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service hosted a webinar on the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) USDA Purchase & Distri... READ MORE »

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