The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is extending its application deadline for its 2022 Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Program (BFFTP). Grant applications will now be accepted until August 15, 2022.

The BFFTP grant program was funded through the 2021 California general fund budget. The program provides support to organizations to seeking to enhance or expand beginning farmer and farmworker training/apprenticeship programs.

Teresa McQueen

AB 2183 (Stone) is the latest attempt by the United Farm Workers to implement card check legislation in California. This bill was introduced early in 2022 despite the veto of the previous bill on this subject, AB 616 (Stone), by Governor Newsom last year. AB 2183 is currently in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and is likely to move to the Assembly Floor the week of May 23rd. WG has been very active in opposition to the bill.

Matthew Allen

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