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Rep. Garamendi Advocates for California Almond Growers Impacted by Coronavirus

Press Release, Rep. John Garamendi, July 13, 2020 – –Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to the United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue advocating for the United States Department of Agriculture’s support for California’s almond industry through a direct purchase program as it grapples with the effects of COVID-19. Garamendi has supported […]

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USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Webinar Recording Available

June 15, 2020 – – USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide $2.1 billion in direct support for specialty crop producers, including California almond growers. On June 11, the Almond Board of California, the Almond Alliance of California and the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) hosted a webinar to provide growers with information needed […]

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Farewell to our friend Mr. Martin Pohl

June 15, 2020 – – It is with great sadness we write about the passing of Martin Pohl of Hughson Nut Company on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Martin passed away at his home in Hughson after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late April. The Celebration of Life arrangements will be shared with Almond Alliance […]

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program webinar offers details on applying for funds

June 11, 2020 – -The Almond Board of California, the Almond Alliance of California and the USDA Farm Service Agency hosted a webinar June 11, 2020 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 walked […]

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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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