Jan. 9, 2019 – – Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced, at the request of Congressman Costa and four members of the California delegation, the extension of the deadline for Market Facilitation Program applications. The Almond Alliance worked with Congressman Costa’s office to formalize this request. FSA offices were kept open as long as possible, but closed when funding lapsed due to the partial government shutdown. The January 15th deadline will be extended for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the shutdown ends. Thank you Congressman Costa, Panetta, Harder, Cox, Garamendi, Secretary Perdue & @usdagov.