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USDA announces new Farmer to Families Food Box contracts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $512 million for fresh produce purchases through renewed contracts to companies packing and distributing in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Inflation ticks higher for groceries

U.S. retail grocery prices increased 0.8% in May and are running nearly 5% above a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Submit nominations for PMA’s Impact Award

The Produce Marketing Association is accepting nominations for the Impact Award.

Don’t count salad bars out

As disastrous as we all know COVID-19 has been to our nation and to the fresh produce industry, the collateral damage still brings me up short.

United Fresh names produce manager grand prize winners

The United Fresh Produce Association had a surprise waiting for the finalists of the Retail Produce Manager Awards and Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards at the general session of United Fresh Live! on June 18.

California Giant names finalists for Chef Invitational

California Giant Berry Farms’ Third Annual Chef Invitational is moving online and add a philanthropic component, giving non-profits the ability to win cash prizes.

COVID-19 redefines school foodservice

When COVID-19 arrived in March, the students and the salad bars in school cafeterias disappeared.

Packer Insight — United Fresh Live! Day One

The Packer's Tom Karst, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder share their first impressions of the United Fresh Live! trade show, the first of its kind for the produce industry, after day one of the virtual event.

Conversations at United — Nelia Alamo with Renaissance Food Group

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Renaissance Food Group added some people-centric elements to its booth at United Fresh Live! to give its virtual presence more personality.

Podcast — USDA's Greg Ibach on Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Episode 3 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast features an interview with Greg Ibach, the USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.