Western Growers invites you to join a web discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines surrounding Field Sanitation. This web discussion will be held tomorrow, June 24, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to10:30 a.m. PDT. The web discussion will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback. To view the working draft, click here. The discussion will begin at comment #21. 

Sonia Salas

Join KipTraq CEO Bryan Banks this Thursday as he speaks about an innovative flexible mobile data collection tool that streamlines any data collection process in minutes. During this week’s “Innovating in Challenging Times” webinar, Banks will be showcasing how growers and processors are staying on top of their operations with this agtech, as well as detail how current customers are using KipTraq to complete many other tasks within their company.

Chardae Heim

As of June 23, USDA has allocated $4 billion of $16 billion in direct payments as part of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Just over $84 million has been distributed to the specialty crop industry, or 2.1%.

  • Livestock: $2 billion
  • Non-Specialty: $1 billion
  • Dairy: $895 million
  • Specialty: $84 million

For Western Growers member states – Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico – the specialty crop industry has received $36 million, or 0.9% of total allocations.

Cory Lunde

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