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10:45AM Jul 09, 2020

USDA proposes organic enforcement rule, suggests user fees

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

A proposed rule will revise U.S. Department of Agriculture organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic agricultural products, according to the agency.

10:32AM Jul 09, 2020

Apples, potatoes now included in coronavirus sales loss payments

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

(UPDATED) Apples and potatoes are among the crops now eligible for direct payments to growers for sales losses in the $2.1 billion in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds for specialty

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10:13AM Jul 09, 2020

USDA Expands CFAP Eligibility

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AgWeb Contributor

USDA has expanded the crops eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

14:03PM Jul 08, 2020

Third round of Farmers to Families Food Box contracts on the way

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already signaled an intent to distribute a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program funds, according to the United Fresh Produce Association.

16:37PM Jul 07, 2020

A Day at the Food Bank to See USDA’s Farmers to Families Boxes

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Thirty-two million food boxes have been delivered as part of USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana shows how the program is making a

01:42AM Jul 07, 2020

U.S. fresh fruit exports rise in May

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. fresh fruit exports rose by nearly 10% in May compared with a year ago, offsetting an equal decline in fresh vegetable exports.

00:24AM Jul 07, 2020

Vegetable gains lead May imports

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. imports of fresh fruits in May were down 10.4% compared with a year ago, while fresh vegetable imports jumped 17%, according to newly released statistics.