Yesterday, WG joined a coalition of more than 80 produce organizations from across the country in urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to establish a $5 billion Produce Market Stabilization Fund from the monies allocated to USDA in the recently-enacted CARES Act.

Cory Lunde

WG joined 80 agriculture groups in sending a letter to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue asking them to encourage the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to adopt a rule curtailing unfair detention and demurrage penalties by ocean carriers and terminal operators.

Cory Lunde

Over the weekend, Calif. Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order to ensure that essential critical infrastructure workers can obtain necessary child care to continue working to assist the State’s response to COVID-19.

The order allows for the reopening of state-subsidized before and after school childcare facilities. Essential workers will now have priority in arranging for childcare during work hours.

Cory Lunde

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