USDA has reopened signups for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) as of April 5, 2021. As part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, farmers and ranchers will have at least 60 days to apply or make modifications to existing CFAP 2 applications.  

CFAP 2 provides financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the eligible commodities are specialty crops and nursery crops. The initial CFAP 2 signup ended on Dec. 11, 2020.

Dennis Nuxoll

IRVINE, Calif. (April 5, 2021) – Western Growers is pleased to announce the addition of Afreen Malik as Science Programs Director.

Afreen brings over two decades of experience in the management of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability programs at top food and agriculture companies. In her new role, Afreen will be responsible for designing, developing and deploying programs in support of key WG Science initiatives in food safety, environmental compliance and data science.

Cory Lunde

With a new deadline of April 23, 2021, participation in the 2021 Compensation and HR Practices Survey is still open!

Now is the time for you to participate in this exclusive Western Growers member-only initiative. Western Growers Compensation and HR Practices Survey provides leading competitive pay data that provides you with the resources needed to manage costs, maintain and retain top-tier talent and develop a stronger workforce.

Karen Timmins

IRVINE, Calif. (March 31, 2021) – Recognizing the constructive elements of conservation, efficiency, recycling and watershed management included in the Biden administration’s initial infrastructure proposal, a national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts said today it would urge the federal government to further bolster investment in the nation’s aging water facilities.

Cory Lunde


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