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Farmers and Ranchers in California Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 26, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help […]

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Almond Alliance urges members to learn more about USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program designed to provide direct assistance for losses related to COVID-19

May 19, 2020 – -The USDA has announced the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Almond Alliance President Elaine Trevino urged Alliance members to learn more about the specific program […]

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Industry Alert: Workers Compensation

May 6, 2020 – – Today Governor Newsom announced an executive order on workers compensation. Below is an outline of the basic elements: * It will be a rebuttable presumption that if an employee comes down with COVID-19, and working onsite, it came from work. * The executive order will last for 60 days. * The executive order will retroactively cover […]

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Industry Alert: Cal/OSHA Guidance on COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agriculture

April 6, 2020 – -California employers are required to establish and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from all worksite hazards, including infectious diseases. This guidance contains information, recommendations, and requirements for agricultural employers on how to update their IIPPs to include preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. […]

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Industry Alert: COVID-19 Resource Update

  March 20, 2020 — In an effort to provide Almond Alliance members resources on the new COVID-19 guidance, orders, factsheets and materials we have a library of resources available to you.  Templates that we have created for members include: Explanation letters for employees. Employee notifications of continued operations. Permission letters for Essential FOOD AND […]

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Industry Alert: Clarification on COVID-19 Governor Executive Order N-33-20

March 20, 2020 – -Yesterday evening, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 which orders all residents living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the Federal Critical Infrastructure Sectors. The Food and Agriculture Sector is one of 16 sectors […]

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COVID-19 Advice for Employers

March 16, 2020 – – Attached is a brief summary of considerations for California employers as you face the ever-changing challenges surrounding COVID-19.  We are providing only general recommendations in this memo since every industry is different and each employer runs a distinct operation.  How you decide to proceed should be based upon an individual […]

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