US Congress passes $1.9 trillion aid package; Ag Secretary Vilsack issues statement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement March 10 on passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congres... continue reading »

Potato processing giant Lamb Weston reports 12% sales decline for second quarter

Lamb Weston Holdings, a large potato processor and publicly traded company, reported second-quarter net sales of $896.1 million, a decline of 12% from... continue reading »

USDA-RMA extends crop insurance flexibility for food producers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, relief provide... continue reading »

California employers facing emergency COVID protocols

On Nov. 30, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to... continue reading »

Foodservice restrictions have processing potato suppliers unsure how to proceed

Potatoes have a long journey from breeding labs to restaurant fryers. Over a period of five years, or even longer, they’ll pass through greenhouses,... continue reading »

Steve Lutz talks COVID produce shopping trends

Consumers have moved away from eating at restaurants and more toward shopping for food and eating at home the past nine months, and that’s been out ... continue reading »

Food Processing Expo 2021 canceled

During the California League of Food Producers (CLFP) fall board of directors meeting on Oct. 22, the board voted to approve a budget that would not i... continue reading »

Cornell project aims to help keep COVID out of food production plants

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the nation’s food supply, in part due to food industry workers falling ill, which reduces the workforce and can... continue reading »

EPA-approved COVID disinfectant list tops 500 products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now approved more than 500 surface disinfectant products for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavir... continue reading »

Fruit Logistica moving annual event to May in 2021

Fruit Logistica has moved its annual trade show in Berlin from early February to May 18-20, 2021. It is being billed as a "Meet onsite. Connect onl... continue reading »