Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue improperly injected political campaigning into a Farmers to Families Food Box event in North Carolina, a government watchdog agency concluded Thursday, directing Perdue to reimburse the government for the costs of his participation at the event.
The United States needs to change the way it thinks about responding to food emergencies in order to quickly get assistance to those who need it, well-known chef José Andrés said at Monday's Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit.
USDA is heading into the second round of its Farmers to Families Food Box program, a major part of the Trump administration’s effort to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food supply chain and hungry Americans.
Questions linger about the efficiency of USDA's new Farmers to Families food box program and why the Agricultural Marketing Service gave contracts to some companies that appeared unqualified to fulfill them.
Contract chicken growers are struggling to cover their costs because of outbreaks that have forced poultry processors in many areas to slow operations and reduce the number of birds their farmers will produce.