USDA to buy dehydrated potatoes as part of Section 32 purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans May 22 to purchase fresh potatoes and dehydrated potatoes, for distribution to various food ... continue reading »

USDA could require produce processors to continue production during COVID-19

Two U.S. federal government agencies have reached an agreement where produce processors would be forced to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, l... continue reading »

California leafy greens processing facility first to be EFI-certified

Following a two-year quest, organic leafy greens producer Misionero's California processing facility has achieved Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) cert... continue reading »

United Fresh sends lists of questions to USDA regarding food box program

United Fresh Produce Association on May 11 sent a letter to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service seeking clarification to its questions regarding... continue reading »

Webinar coming on USDA’s Buy Fresh program from United Fresh

Join Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) and United Fresh for a webinar to further discuss details around the Coronavirus Food Assistance (CFAP) Purc... continue reading »

USDA creates webinars to help with agriculture import changes

Agricultural importers and brokers will see a big change later this summer when they submit customs entries in the Automated Commercial Environment ... continue reading »

USDA taking steps toward paperless clearance of agriculture imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing next steps for implementing the APHIS C... continue reading »

Market news reporting accuracy aided by USDA move to new data source

On Jan. 1, 2020, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) transitioned to a different system to more accurately capt... continue reading »

USDA, EPA, FDA announce partnership with Food Waste Reduction Alliance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced O... continue reading »

USDA to purchase canned pears for food assistance programs

The USDA has announced plans to purchase canned pear products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be mad... continue reading »