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 »
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 »
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 »
The latest stimulus package looks to protect the food supply chain, help disadvantaged farmers, address food insecurity and more. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will suffer billions of dollars in COVID-19-related losses this year.
According to an economic study released June 24, the state’s agricultural... more »