April 2, 2020

USApple Joins Ag Groups, Calls for State Department to Expedite Ag Workers Visas

The US Apple Association joined other national agriculture organizations calling on the State Department to expedite all H-2A and other non-immigrant agricultural worker visas. In a letter to Secretary Mike […]

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April 2, 2020

FDA Releases Leafy Greens Action Plan

In March, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a Leafy Greens Action Plan aimed at defining a set of preventive, responsive and evaluative measures to promote microbiological safety […]

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April 2, 2020

WSDA Closes Offices to the Public, but Remains Fully Operational

On Wednesday, March 25, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) closed all offices statewide to the public. This move is meant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by […]

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April 2, 2020

USDA Extends ReConnect Application Deadline to April 15

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA has extended the deadline for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to April 15. “In […]

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April 1, 2020

United Fresh Produce Association Launches United Fresh LIVE!

With the continuing COVID-19 crisis, the United Fresh Board of Directors has made the decision to move from an in-person event in San Diego this June to United Fresh LIVE!, […]

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April 1, 2020

The GIANT Company Recognizes Customers for Raising More than $1 Million for Hunger Relief

The GIANT Company announced its consumers generously raised more than $1 million to support local hunger relief efforts in March. Shoppers donated the funds during the company’s signature Bag Hunger […]

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April 1, 2020

Kroger Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19

Kroger filed its annual report on Form 10-K and announced business updates in response to the impact from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “Kroger’s most urgent priority is to provide a […]

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April 1, 2020

Hy-Vee Reserves One Hour of Aisles Online Shopping Each Day for those Considered High-Risk

Hy-Vee announced that it will be reserving one hour of Hy-Vee Aisles Online shopping time slots each day for customers who are considered “high-risk.” Aisles Online is Hy-Vee’s grocery ordering […]

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April 1, 2020

7-Eleven Donates 1 Million Masks to FEMA in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

7-Eleven donated 1 million masks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid the medical community who are tirelessly battling the coronavirus pandemic. “7‑Eleven is a brand that cares […]

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April 1, 2020

USDA Files Complaint Against Bella Fresh Houston

As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and ensure fair trading practices within the US produce industry, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced […]

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