June 30, 2020
PMA announced that Fresh Summit will be going virtual for 2020. The event was originally planned for October 13-15, 2020 in Dallas.
June 17, 2020
USDA extends the Farmers to Families’ Food Box Program and reviews initial proposals that were denied for minor errors. Read more.
June 16, 2020
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association cancels their annual convention set for Sept. 28-30 in Naples. Read more.
June 3, 2020
NEPC cancels August 2020 Expo. Read more.
June 1, 2020
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh discuss the USDA’s Farmers to Families’ Food Box Program with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials. Read more.
Visit the CDC website for more information on Coronavirus.
Articles and Additional Resources
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Webinar
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