The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for applying for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds, and added dozens of herbs and specialties as eligible crops.
Fresh produce industry associations have joined other agricultural groups in asking the USDA to extend the deadline for producers to receive direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
Democrats on a House Agriculture subcommittee have notified Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue of what they see as inadequacies of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in serving specialty crop producers.
The Packer’s Tom Karst visited in July with Tevis Foreman, executive director of Produce Perks Midwest, based in Cincinnati.
The Packer’s Tom Karst visited July 28 with Ann Beaulieu, vice president and director of research & development and regulatory affairs at AgroFresh and Fernando Edagi, commercial technical manager for
VIDEO: Shannon Kyle of Torrey Farms shares how New York growers and packers are handling erratic demand during this uncertain market.
No one would argue that events over the past 6 months are going to have a profound and lasting effect on the future of retailing in general and produce specifically.