June 8, 2020 – – The Almond Board of California, the Almond Alliance of California and the USDA Farm Service Agency are hosting a webinar Thursday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to provide California almond growers with the information they need to apply for all available assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff will walk you through the program and the application process.

In April 2020, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the $18 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will provide $16 billion in direct support based on losses for agriculture producers where prices and market supply chains have been significantly impacted and will assist eligible producers facing additional adjustment and marketing costs resulting from lost demand and short-term oversupply for the 2020 marketing year caused by COVID-19. $2.1 billion of the funding is for specialty crops, which includes California almonds.

CFAP provides assistance to producers is provided under several categories, with different eligibility requirements. The FSA is accepting applications through August 28, 2020.

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+1 213-262-7443 United States, Los Angeles (Toll)

(866) 629-0965 United States (Toll-free)

Conference ID: 488 942 10#

This meeting will be recorded (both audio and video)

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For more information contact Bunnie Ibrahim (P: 209.343.3228; bibrahim@almondboard.com)