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 »

Potato brown rot bacteria found in Michigan greenhouse

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection of Ralstonia solanacear... READ MORE »

$19 billion in coronavirus relief coming for food industry, $2.1 billion for specialty crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced April 17 the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new U.S. Department ... READ MORE »

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... READ MORE »

USDA releases ‘one-stop-shop’ resource list for ag businesses, producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and i... READ MORE »

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