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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

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

USDA to invest $250MM in fruit, vegetable grants; incentive programs

- General News

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of more …

USDA to start produce box program

- General News
The USDA plans to purchase fresh produce for a produce box program to run through food banks.

USDA restricts five PACA violators

- General News
USDA has imposed sanctions on five produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the PACA.

USDA makes funding available to socially disadvantaged farmers

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency today announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on MD importer

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Los Fuertes Produce LLC, satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $37,322 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

Arizona distributor satisfies PACA order

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that SCC International Inc. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $7,504 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

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.