Initially, the application is available with a decision tool to help understand how the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) interact with traditional crop insurance. This tool does not provide an exact quote, but rather generalizes the programs as a first step towards making a purchasing decision. Please consult your crop insurance agent for detailed information specific to your operation. This tool does not provide a definitive list of availability as crops, locations, types, and practice are subject to change.
Additional features will be added later, please use our feedback feature to suggest additional items for inclusion.
Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because consumers are not sure of its quality or safety. Food waste from households represents about 44% of all food waste generated in the U.S. By reducing food waste through buying appropriate quantities, storing foods properly, cooking what is needed and composting, consumers can save money and reduce the amount of food going to landfills.
Ask Karen provides 24/7 virtual assistance and tips on preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products. Mobile Ask Karen has all the same features as Ask Karen from your desktop or laptop. You can get answers to your food safety questions while at the grocery store, farmers market, in your kitchen, or while at your barbecue grill.
Using your Android device, you can chat live with a food safety expert on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and the app provides the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline number (1-888-MPHotline) in case you want to speak to someone directly.You can share answers to food safety questions via email from Mobile Ask Karen.
Want to know where your food was produced or what an establishment produces? Please download our sister app, USDA MPI Directory, from the Google Play Store!