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.
Potato, Apple Industries Want Their Shot with CFAP Payments
Meanwhile, there are some ag sectors that feel they should get a shot at these CFAP payments since their industries suffered losses due to coronavirus too.
Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE discussed at its United Fresh Live! booth products including the American Blend, which features red, white and blue bite-size potatoes in a 24-ounce bag with an American flag graphic.
New York’s produce professionals are invited to join a virtual town hall about the ongoing crisis caused by COVID-19, with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.