Yesterday, Western Growers joined a group of 38 agriculture organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders requesting changes to the Paycheck Protection Program. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sectors received only 1.3 percent of the original $349 billion in approved funding.

The letter requests several changes for agriculture to fully participate in the SBA relief programs:

Cory Lunde

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register a final rule to replace the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

The rule, which defines the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act, is effective June 22, and has been named the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).

Cory Lunde

Please review the most recent updates on the COVID-19 small business (less than 500 employees) loan programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Update: Monday, April 27

As of 7:30 a.m. PT, Monday, April 27, the SBA has resumed accepting PPP applications from participating lenders. The loans are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now.

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