On March 27, Congress passed a $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that provides $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses. Since its passage, there have been some new developments concerning the PPP. Learn more.
Commission Joins Produce Associations in Urging USDA to Prioritize Funding for Fresh Produce Supply Chain
On behalf of California avocado growers, the California Avocado Commission joined 70 produce associations in signing a letter to Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take swift action in developing a market stabilization plan for the fresh produce industry.
In response to the economic challenges presented by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, today Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that will go to President Trump for his signature. Learn more about the provisions that will affect the agricultural industry.
To help members of the California avocado industry manage the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the California Avocado Commission has created a COVID-19 webpage.
In light of the current coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) situation, California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an Executive Order that states everyone is to “stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential (critical) job.” Agriculture has been classified as one of the 16 critical industries. Learn more.
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