USDA announced today the second allocation of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to farmers who have been impacted by the trade wars. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP. If conditions warrant, the third allotment will be made in January 2020.

Cory Lunde

It is imperative for the produce industry to identify and understand the cause or causes of food safety system failures during growing, harvesting and post-harvest operations. Root Cause Analysis is a method of evaluating failures and involves a systematic process to determine how and why a failure occurred. This approach is commonly applied to process improvement and it is vital to a produce safety system. This webinar will cover key concepts and tools available to conduct a root cause analysis. In addition, our featured speaker will share a case study to illustrate this process.

Sonia Salas

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