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11:04AM Jul 09, 2020

Apples, potatoes now included in coronavirus sales loss payments

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

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 crops.

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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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.

05:32AM Jun 26, 2020

Looking to the future of robotic harvesting machines

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

How close are robotic apple harvesting machines to commercial deployment?

12:21PM Jun 23, 2020

Apple, potato groups petition for coronavirus funds

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Losses suffered by apple and potato growers have not been fairly considered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, according to groups that represent the growers.

16:06PM Jun 16, 2020

Apple growers question why USDA payments bypass them

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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.