USDA Offering Wednesday Webinar To Answer CFAP Questions

The USDA recently expanded eligibility to include more commodities in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, better known as CFAP. And in an effort to help producers navigate the needed paperwork, USDA is working to engage and answer questions proactively. American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Shelby Myers says some of the biggest additions by USDA come […]

Schrier Pushes USDA To Help Washington’s Specialty Crop Industry

On Monday, Congresswoman Kim Schrier, spoke with USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach, asking that the needs of Washington’s farmers and farm families be addressed during the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Following the call, Schrier sent a letter to USDA, asking the department to consider the unique needs of Northwest specialty crop growers. “I appreciated the opportunity to […]

Newhouse Calling For Help For Specialty Crop Producers

As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus, Dan Newhouse and others are calling on the USDA to help specialty crop producers. Newhouse was joined by fellow Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, as well as Democrats Jimmy Panetta of California and Henry Cuellar of Texas, writing a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue calling […]

USDA Invests $11M in Research That Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Thursday announced $11 million in research funds for specialty crop farmers.  The USDA says the funding will focus on applying innovative solutions to pest management problems “that often are otherwise not available to specialty crop farmers.”   The investment is made through the Minor Crop Pest Management […]