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Category Archives: Advocacy

Member Alert: Farmers to Families: USDA Issues BOA Amendment and FAQs; Allows for Produce Only Box

Aug 07, 2020

USDA published an amendment to Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), as well as FAQs. Most notably, the government will accept proposals for commodity-specific boxes, including fresh produce only boxes. There will still be a priority for combination boxes containing all four components: fresh produce; meat; dairy; and fluid milk. Additionally, USDA has published […]

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Member Alert: USDA Announces Plans for Round 3 Farmers to Families Food Box

Jul 24, 2020

Today, USDA announced it will invest an additional $500-$700 million in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, extending through the end of October 2020. The solicitation can be found here. United Fresh understands that some key components of this third round include: All interested companies are invited to submit a proposal and will be […]

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Foodservice Associations Applaud Introduction of Providing Liquidity for Uncollectible Sales (PLUS) Act

Jul 21, 2020

A Statement to the Produce Industry from United Fresh & PMA

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 Dear produce industry member, This afternoon, we had a lengthy virtual meeting with USDA officials who have direct responsibility for the Farmers to Families food box program.The USDA team organized the meeting in response to our earlier joint letter offering input on the program as it continues to roll out across the […]

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