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SWEEP Applications Now Being Accepted and SWEEP Assistance Workshops Available

  • Oct 23, 2019

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Applications are due December 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Free SWEEP workshops are available for applicants. 

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SWEEP Funds Offer Growers with Opportunity to Improve Water Management

  • Sep 10, 2019

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides up to $100,000 for practices that improve water use efficiency and reduce energy used for water management. Now is the time to work on a SWEEP proposal, prior to the reopening of the grants application process in late 2019. 

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NAP Buy-up Coverage Available and New Service Fees Announced

  • Apr 15, 2019

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of commercial crops for which insurance coverage is not available. This insurance protects against natural disaster that lead to crop losses, lower yields or prevent the planting of crops.

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USDA Launches New Online Tools to Assist with H-2A Applications and Farm Loans

  • Apr 05, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture website has two new tools to assist farmers with H-2A visa applications and to manage their farm loans. Learn more.

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San Diego County Rain and Freeze Agricultural Damage Assessment Form Available

  • Mar 01, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom recently issued an emergency proclamation to help communities affected by the recent severe winter storms that have caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, power outages and damage to critical infrastructure. In an effort to assess the damage suffered by the agricultural industry, the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures is collecting...

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Assistance Available for Growers Recovering from Recent Flooding and Heavy Rains

  • Feb 19, 2019

California avocado growers affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding are reminded that the California Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist growers with their recovery efforts.

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