Feds allow states to permit food trucks in rest areas to serve truck drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a notice April 3 to state departments of transportation that the agency is suspending enforcement measures under the Federal-aid Highway Program for States that ch... more

Fundamentally different produce engagement continued with March sales surge

March 29 marked the end of what has been, for most people, the third week of tightening social distancing measures caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus. As of early April, 47 states have issued some type of executive order governing socia... more

Buyers, sellers connect during COVID-19 disruptions to Florida food markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers' markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent... more

FARM Corps pairs Arkansas ag producers and unemployed Guard, reservists

Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford on April 6 launched Farm Corps in partnership with Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Arkansas National Guard, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and the Arkansas Department of ... more

US apple holdings reported 15% above totals from a year ago

April 2020 Market NewsThe U.S. Apple Association has released  the April 2020 edition of Market News.  This is the sixth report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on April 1, 2020, totaled 58.7 mi... more

California growers to ‘harvest every box’ despite COVID-19

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) plans to "harvest every box" during the April-May harvests, despite disruption in the marketplace caused by COVID-19. California blueberry harvests during the same time will also be affected, according t... more

Pact will conserve millions of acres for monarch butterflies, other pollinators

Efforts to stem the decline of monarch butterflies took a leap forward on April 8 with the completion of a historic agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Illinois-Chicago. According to a news release from The U... more

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