Pandemic support deadline extended for certified organic, transitioning operations

The deadline to apply for 2020 and 2021 eligible expenses is now Feb. 4, 2022. Growers can apply through their local FSA office and can also obtain one-on-one support with applications more »
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Western Growers’ challenge to COVID-19 workplace safety rule rejected

The bid for a preliminary injunction was denied, with the court saying worker protections outweigh the burden placed on employers to provide safety. A revised version of the rule goes into effect Jan. 14. more »
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USDA amends CFAP 2 payment calculation for sales-based commodities

The amendment allows specialty crop growers to substitute 2018 sales for 2019 sales. Payments were previously based on 2019 sales, which was used to approximate 2020 expectations. more »
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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for contract producers updated

CFAP 2, which assists producers who faced market disruptions in 2020 due to COVID-19, is part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. more »

$22.7B allocated for ag interests in the COVID-19 relief plan

The latest stimulus package looks to protect the food supply chain, help disadvantaged farmers, address food insecurity and more. more »

Farmworker COVID-19 safety aided as UC Davis launches $3M project

California’s 800,000 farmworkers have been hit hard by COVID-19, the disease that has infected more than 25 million people and killed more than 420,000 in the United States. Farmworkers are espec... more »

Lawsuit targets Cal/OSHA emergency standards to protect nation’s food supply

A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the COVID-19-related emergency temporary standards recently approved by the California ... more »

$500M California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program set

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the creation of a $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The application period for round one began Dec. 30 and lasts unt... more »

Yuma workers to benefit from COVID-19 training prevention program

Replicating another of its Salinas Valley programs, the Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) has established a COVID-19 training prevention program for food facility and farm employ... more »

USDA lists more eligible commodities for CFAP; deadline extended

USDA announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in response to public comments and data. Additionally, USDA is extending the deadline to apply... more »

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