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Lettuce, other specialty crops added to USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

July 9, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food As... continue reading »

COVID-related foodservice decline forces fry makers to make tough decisions

Now three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the situation remains fluid and unsettled for the potato industry and that likely wi... continue reading »

COVID-19 has wine industry facing huge losses

California wine grape growers could suffer at least $437 million in lost sales from this year’s grape harvest due to COVID-19-related economic disru... continue reading »

Spring foodservice sales down $120 billion in US amid COVID-19

Total foodservice sales in the U.S. from March to May were off in excess of $120 billion, according a report from the National Restaurant Association.... continue reading »

Retail food sales likely to be elevated for rest of 2020, experts say

With restaurants limited to take-out, delivery and drive-through in recent months due to COVID-19 restrictions, food retail numbers have benefitted. T... continue reading »

Key Technology offering virtual demonstrations, training

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, offers food processors virtual equipment demonstrations, application tests and... continue reading »

National Fleet Products introduces portable hand-washing station

National Fleet Products, a global source for aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles, announced the introduction of its new portable and vehic... continue reading »

Column: COVID-19 creates unprecedented times for food supply chain

Unprecedented is an adjective that has been used frequently this spring. Aptly so. The shutdowns and stay-at-home orders that have taken place due ... continue reading »

Frozen french fry demand may be inching back quicker than anticipated

Signs are showing that frozen fry demand is improving quicker than the industry had anticipated, according to a May 27 report by North American Potat... continue reading »

‘Unprecedented’ rise in home food consumption shown in United Fresh report

United Fresh Produce Association’s first-quarter 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports on the beginning weeks of the unprecedented rise in in-h... continue reading »