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Farmers to Families Food Box Program extended through May

- General News
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program’s Round 5 has been extended into May, with final deliveries occurring by May 31.

Federal spending on food assistance reached record high in 2020

- General News
Spending on USDA’s food and nutrition assistance programs jumped 30 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2020 to an inflation-adjusted record of $122.1 billion, abruptly reversing a six-year decline.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – April 23, 2021

- General News
Pamela and Greg discuss why United Fresh is concerned about the future of the produce-only food box, and the legacy of Midwest Produce icon Don Goodwin. 

USDA produce box may have no funding

- General News
USDA says a produce-only box program will replace the Farmers to Families Food Box program of the Trump administration, but some are concerned about funding.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – April 16, 2021

- General News
Greg thinks the USDA's food box cancellation is political, Pamela thinks it's because the program wasn't doing enough. Is there a right answer?

United Fresh critical of USDA’s food box cancelation

- General News
Statement by United Fresh: On behalf of the millions of Americans who gained access to healthy fresh produce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply disappointed in USDA’s decision to end the food box program.

USDA confirms end to Trump food boxes

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The Biden administration hinted that the Farmers to Families Food Box program may end, and USDA confirmed it.

Produce working group sends 30 food box recommendations to USDA

- General News
United Fresh Produce Association’s Produce Box Working Group presented USDA with a set of 30 recommendations that would help guide a new program around produce food boxes.

USDA extends Round 5 food box contracts

- General News
USDA communications director Matt Herrick said AMS told contract holders last week that it will continue to administer contracts through the end of April, as was budgeted when the original round five was announced in January.

Food box future on new Ag Secretary Vilsack’s plate

- General News
With President Biden’s Agriculture Secretary nomination Tom Vilsack expected to be confirmed Feb. 23, it’s worth looking at what we’ll see at the start of his leadership.