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Retail produce sales growth slows amid economic pressure

Dollar sales of fresh produce at retail remained higher than usual at the end of July, though growth was lower than in previous weeks.

USDA extends CFAP deadline, adds dozens of specialty crops

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.

National Mango Board to host marketing-focused webinar Aug. 18

The National Mango Board will present next week a webinar entitled “Breaking Point or Pivot Point? How a Microscopic Menace Ignited Monumental Marketing Changes.”

Industry groups ask for CFAP extension, changes to eligibility

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.

USDA: Combo boxes preferred, but produce-only boxes allowed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now allowing companies in the newest round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to pack commodity-specific boxes, including produce-only boxes.

USDA: Combo boxes preferred, but produce-only boxes allowed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now allowing companies in the newest round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to pack commodity-specific boxes, including produce-only boxes.

Democrats: Give more CFAP $$ specialty crop growers

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.

Food stamps for restaurants

To stay afloat, many restaurants have reduced offerings, cut hours and increased pricing. For most , none of this is sustainable for the long term. What are we going to do as a country to help restaurants out?

Bananas for the grill? Yes.

Chiquita has ideas for summer grillers, with four recipes that make bananas the focus of cookouts.

Hazera Experience Days goes digital in September

Hazera Seeds is taking its annual Hazera Experience Days from an in-person event to online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.