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13:18PM Jul 16, 2020

Emmy-nominated ‘LA Foodways’ doc explores food waste, insecurity

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

Food waste and hunger are entangled problems with a common solution, Talia Shandler of Los Angeles-based SGS Produce said about the message in the Emmy-nominated “LA Foodways” documentary.

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.

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12:36PM Jun 19, 2020

Hungry Harvest maintains new sustainable practices during pandemic

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

Even a company founded on using food that would otherwise go to waste can improve its sustainability practices — evidenced by the latest efforts of Hungry Harvest.

14:50PM Jun 17, 2020

USDA extends food box contracts, adds new distributors

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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

17:24PM Jun 04, 2020

USDA seminar addresses direct payment process

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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.

13:49PM Jun 01, 2020

PMA, United Fresh discuss food boxes with USDA

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The PMA and United Fresh Produce say they had a “candid dialogue” with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program and expressed hope that

13:43PM May 18, 2020

What's in your box?

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture gives companies participating in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program leeway on what’s going in the produce boxes.