May 26, 2020
Specialty Crops Producers are now able to apply for financial assistance through the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Read more.
May 19, 2020
USDA releases plan on $2.1 billion program for specialty crop producers at stake. Read more.
May 11, 2020
Tom Stenzel of United Fresh sends questions to Bruce Summers of the USDA regarding the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Read more.
May 6, 2020
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives has urged Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue to work with the Mexican government to lift restrictions on H2A workers and allow them to move between various Mexican states to reach U.S. Consulates. Read more.
May 1, 2020
PMA goes digital for their annual Foodservice Conference, which will now take place July 20-24. Read more.
Visit the CDC website for more information on Coronavirus.
Articles and Additional Resources
Farmers to Families’ Food Box Program
Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide and Checklist
Main Street Lending Program Information
The Food Industry Association Blog: Re-Writing the Industry’s Crisis Response Playbook
Read about how the stimulus bill will help provide relief for the industry
World Health Organization website
There is no reason to skip the produce aisle….FDA says Covid-19 cannot be transmitted through food or food packaging
Five Steps to kicking out Coronavirus
PMA has created these badges for your employees and when transporting food/ag products
FAQs from the USDA regarding the PACA (Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act) Trust