Thirty-two million food boxes have been delivered as part of USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana shows how the program is making a difference in people’s lives.
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.
Seeking to create powerful new communication channels for a unified message to boost fruit and vegetable consumption, the Produce for Better Health Foundation is accelerating its Lead The Change Movement.
The USDA now has the authority under the Defense Production Act to help prevent supply interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including farms, packinghouses and fresh-cut processing facilities.
The United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to include them in any revisions or evaluations of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
The Packer’s Tom Karst on May 15 with Manuel Michel, executive director of the National Mango Board about the group’s latest initiative to honor “Retail Super Fruit Super Heroes” and other mango industry issues.