LATEST NEWS FROM COVID-19

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13:41PM Aug 11, 2020

USDA extends CFAP deadline, adds dozens of specialty crops

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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.

13:45PM Aug 10, 2020

Industry groups ask for CFAP extension, changes to eligibility

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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.

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10:37AM Aug 10, 2020

Democrats: Give more CFAP $$ to specialty crop growers

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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.

05:57AM Aug 04, 2020

Investing in a more equitable food safety net

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited in July with Tevis Foreman, executive director of Produce Perks Midwest, based in Cincinnati.

12:31PM Jul 29, 2020

Finding answers to new questions

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

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

13:27PM Jul 17, 2020

Unpredictable market, last-minute orders and beauty of phone calls

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

VIDEO: Shannon Kyle of Torrey Farms shares how New York growers and packers are handling erratic demand during this uncertain market.

08:16AM Jul 17, 2020

The future of retail

Bruce Peterson
AgWeb Contributor

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.