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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
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a web seminar on April 21 to explain details of its “Buy Fresh” program funded through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Apr 20, 2020 by Tom Karst
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is easing country-of-origin requirements to allow fresh produce that has been packed for foodservice operators to be diverted to retailers as demand shifts during the pandemic.
Apr 16, 2020 by Chris Koger
Import requirements for Chinese fragrant pears have been relaxed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Apr 06, 2020 by Tom Karst
The fresh produce industry is facing unprecedented losses with the COVID-19 pandemic according to Western Growers, which is asking the USDA to cover all PACA claims to ensure produce sellers are fully protected.
Mar 26, 2020 by Chris Koger