IRVINE, Calif., (April 23, 2020) -- In response to a bi-partisan congressional call to eliminate payment limits for specialty crop, livestock and dairy producers before the final Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details are announced, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

Cory Lunde

Registration is now live for the 2020 CPS Research Symposium Webinar Series. Beginning June 23, 2020, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) will be hosting the 2020 CPS Research Symposium through a series of five weekly webinars.

Mark your calendar for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, June 23   10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Tuesday, June 30   10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Tuesday, July 7      10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Tuesday, July 14    10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Tuesday, July 21    10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Information for each seminar will be available soon.

Sonia Salas

Last Friday, a coalition of nearly 40 business groups sent a letter to Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to protect businesses providing critical services from lawsuits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with the Civil Justice Association of California, the coalition asked the governor to expand the Emergency Services Act, which protects private entities from civil liability during times of crisis, to include all industry sectors that are providing “critical goods, services and facilities” during the pandemic.

Cory Lunde


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