Western Growers University offers both members and non-members unique and customized educational resources to better drive their businesses forward. As the year 2020 is ending, we want to ensure that you are staying up to date with our course offerings.

Adriana Robles

In March, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, which included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Congressional intent of the CARES Act was to allow for continued payroll deductibility, even for the amount forgiven under the PPP loan program. However, the IRS later issued a notice that the forgiven PPP loan amounts are not deductible as it would result in a so-called “double tax benefit.”

Jonathan Sarager

FDA is planning outreach calls to registered food facilities in areas with high rates of COVID-19 or are anticipated to have high rates of COVID-19. The intent of the outreach effort is to support continuity in the food supply. FDA is prioritizing these calls based on facility food type and size. The time frame for the calls is unspecified and may continue into the spring months if needed. There is no similar plan intended for non-FDA registered food production operations, such as growing operations. 

Cory Lunde


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