Episode 11 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Jeff Cady, director of produce and floral for Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets.
At one point this spring, Jason Turek wasn’t sure if he’d have enough labor to plant any pumpkins. Then he worried that nobody would buy them. Then government stimulus money kicked in, and he began to relax.
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.