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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now allowing companies in the newest round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to pack commodity-specific boxes, including produce-only boxes.
Democrats on a House Agriculture subcommittee have notified Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue of what they see as inadequacies of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in serving specialty crop producers.
Tanimura & Antle, Salinas, Calif., established the HarvestSelect box program for retail outlets to give convenient and fast options to consumers who want to reduce time spent in stores during the pandemic.