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USDA names Round 3 food box contractors

- General News
Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

List of Round 3 contractors for food box program

- General News
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA has approved up to $1 billion for these contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

NPR cheap shots food box program

- Analysis
NPR is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, but its latest analysis on USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program is filled with cheap shots and ignorance of the fresh produce market.

Produce companies await combo box go ahead

- General News
The USDA has given out about 50 Basic Ordering Agreements for companies to pack combo food boxes starting Sept. 1. Blue Book talked to two of them who said they’re ready to go.

USDA extends food box contracts through mid-September to avoid gaps

- General News
Following the President’s announcement of additional funding up to $1 billion, USDA also announced today it intends to extend current contractors that desire to continue to deliver food boxes through September 18.

USDA begins issuing food box agreements for round three

- General News
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced up to an additional $1 billion for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA pledges an additional $1 billion for food boxes

- General News
President Donald Trump announced today that USDA will spend an additional $1 billion on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA revises food box food safety requirements

- General News
The Farmers to Families Food Box BOA Solicitation Round 3 is hereby amended.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – August 14, 2020

- Analysis
With PMA giving the industry a preview of the virtual Fresh Summit 2020 this week, Pamela and Greg give their early impressions.

USDA shows optimism for food box future

- General News
The USDA expects to have the September-October round of Farmers to Families Food Box contracts in place soon so that there’s no delay from round 2 to 3. The agency explains its food box thought process in this exclusive interview.