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Giving farmers and farmers markets the ability to fulfill SNAP purchases online is one recommendation presented by a group of Ohio farm organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Jun 30, 2020 by Tom Karst
The National Pecan Federation has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a research and promotion program to expand markets for pecans.
Jun 25, 2020 by Chris Koger
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.
Jun 16, 2020 by Chris Koger
U.S. onion growers should be paid $5 for every 50-pound bag of onions they have had to dump or donate because of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent loss of foodservice sales.
May 14, 2020 by Tom Karst
The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.
May 07, 2020 by Tom Karst
Drop payments limits to fresh produce growers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Democratic and Republic Congressional lawmakers told the Trump Administration on April 23.
Apr 26, 2020 by Tom Karst