April Coronavirus Updates

April 28, 2020

California vegetable growers will plant reduced acreage in the next few months because of declines in foodservice demand relating to COVID-19. Read more. 

April 24, 2020

President Trump signs new Coronavirus Stimulus package. Read more.

April 21, 2020

The Organic Produce Network announces cancellation of 2020 Organic Produce Summit. Read more. 

April 20, 2020

USDA offers web seminar on the Buy Fresh program through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read more. 

April 16, 2020

USDA delays enforcement of out-of-origin laws at stores. Read more. 

April 13, 2020

Hours of service waiver for truck drivers delivering fresh produce and other essential items has been extended through May 15th. Read more. 

April 10, 2020

Fresh produce sales are still going strong throughout the Coronavirus  pandemic. Read more. 

April 7, 2020

Law makers and industry leaders present to USDA a Produce Market Stabilization Program. Read more. 

April 6, 2020

The FDA continues import inspections remotely, prioritizing those that have been postponed because of COVID-19. Read more. 

April 3, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the “Paycheck Protection Program” added to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Loan Program as part of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. The intention of this program is to provide economic relief to small businesses that have been adversely impacted under the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency Declaration by allowing businesses to keep employees and workers on their payroll. Read more. 

April 2, 2020

The Mayor of Los Angeles has announced that residents should wear some sort of mask or cover-up over their face when out in public. Read more. 


 The FDA released a PSA to remind the public that there is no evidence of COVID-19 spreading through human or animal food or food packaging. Watch the PSA here. 

April 1, 2020

The USDA extends expiring audit certifications by 60 days. Read more.