On June 9, at 12:00 p.m. PT, USDA will host a webinar for specialty crop producers interested in learning more about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and how to submit additional commodities for USDA consideration through the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process. 

The deadline to sign up for CFAP is August 28, 2020, while the deadline to submit additional commodities for USDA consideration is June 22, 2020.

Cory Lunde

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is soft-launching the SafelyMakingCA.org web portal to connect employers across the state to California manufacturers making non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While the initiative will be officially launching soon, the web portal is live and functioning, and WG members are encouraged to utilize the tool to find and connect with manufacturers of specific PPE.

Late Wednesday, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which had previously passed the House. The bill is now set for President Trump’s signature.

This legislation amends several provisions of the PPP, the forgivable loan program designed to help small businesses keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Payroll Threshold

Cory Lunde


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