COVID-19

USDA reopens Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The USDA Farm Service Agency announced its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 signup is reopened as of April 5, as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Farmers and ranchers will have at least... more »

USDA announces reopening of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The USDA Farm Service Agency announced its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 signup is reopened as of April 5, as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Farmers and ranchers will have at least... more »

Produce Working Group delivers 30 Food Box recommendations to USDA

United Fresh Produce Association’s Produce Box Working Group on March 31 presented USDA with a set of 30 recommendations that would help guide a new program around produce food boxes. Release of the recommendations is in... more »

Produce grower-shipper Tanimura & Antle surpasses 4,000 employee vaccinations

Tanimura & Antle announced March 24 that by April, over 4,000  employees will have received the COVID-19 vaccine throughout its operating locations in California, Arizona and Tennessee. Working in coordination with organizations such as the... more »

‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to distribute resources more equitably

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 24 that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

2021’s strong start for fresh produce continues in February

“In December, we saw consumers moving around much more than any other month during the pandemic,” said Jonna Parker, Team Lead Fresh for IRI. “But come February, trips and basket size trends moved back to... more »

Colorado helps food and ag processors grow businesses, boost resiliency

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received an allocation of $312,000 through the governor’s office to support Colorado agricultural processors and manufacturers. Applicants will be awarded funds through a competitive process administered by CDA’s Markets Division... more »

Farms with no employees can still benefit from PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created in the CARES Act in 2020 to provide forgivable loans to small businesses, including farms. Much has been made of the provisions that focus on payroll expenses. However,... more »

Farm Bureau outlines what’s in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for ag

In early March the Senate passed, on a party-line vote, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The legislation goes back to the House – likely this week – before... more »

Comments sought, listening session set on potential food box replacement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service seeks comments on the development, coordination and implementation of a food purchase and distribution program intended to provide additional aid to nonprofits serving Americans in need of... more »

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