To date, just $113 million of the nearly $4.9 billion in funding through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has been distributed to the specialty crop industry, only 2.3% of the total allocations.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced that it will now accept applications for CFAP through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cory Lunde

Western Growers wishes to extend our condolences to family and friends of Joe Gunter, the mayor of Salinas, who passed away Monday evening. Gunter was elected as mayor of Salinas in 2012 and in January was recognized for his more than 50 years of public service.

Stephanie Metzinger

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