The U.S. Department of Agriculture had added an online portal for growers submitting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
Chris KogerNews Editor, The Packer
The National Pecan Federation has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a research and promotion program to expand markets for pecans.
Federal and state agencies are investigating a six-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses with 76 cases linked to garden salad from Aldi, Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco stores.
The USDA is offering contracts for its massive food box program to companies that were passed over in the first round of contracts for technical errors, such as a missed signature or unchecked box.
A dozen groups representing state and regional apple growers has asked the USDA to reconsider its method of determining direct payments for apple losses through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid out $53 million of the $2.1 billion allotted for specialty crops through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a series of web seminars to help produce growers and other producers sign up for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions against CKF Produce Corp. for Perishable Agricultural Act violations.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other groups have invested nearly $47 million in research over the past six years through the Huanglongbing Multiagency Coordination Group.