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US potato industry seeks improved coronavirus-related relief from govt

The potato industry wants more equitable relief under the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP.

According to a report published by Capital Press, the National Potato Council and 18 other potato-industry organizations in a June 22 letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA should make the crop eligible for the relief category with the highest per-unit reimbursement for losses, and increase other rates

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