USDA is accepting applications now through August 28, 2020.

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) provides financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.

Visit USDA’s Farmers.gov to view the list of eligible commodities.

How to Apply

Cory Lunde

Western Growers invites you to join a webinar discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines. This webinar is being held on May 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT and is part 2 of the LGMA Guidelines Discussion: Agricultural Water webinar that occurred on May 14. Tomorrow’s webinar will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback.

Sonia Salas

USDA is seeking nominations to fill five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The deadline is June 1, 2020.

First established in 2001, the NOSB considers and makes recommendations on a wide range of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products. The NOSB also has special responsibilities related to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, which identifies the substances that may be used, or not used, in organic crop production and processed organic products.

Tracey Chow

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