Industry News

Updates and Information Concerning the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program

  • Apr 02, 2020

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.

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Farming During COVID-19 Webinar Series

  • Apr 01, 2020

A new, free three-part webinar series, “Farming During COVID-19: A Webinar Series on Adapting to Crisis” is being offered to help farmers learn from one another, as well as subject matter experts. Learn more.

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Commission Joins Produce Associations in Urging USDA to Prioritize Funding for Fresh Produce Supply Chain

  • Mar 31, 2020

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.

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New Stimulus Bill Expected to Provide Agricultural Industry Relief

  • Mar 27, 2020

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. 

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Commission Launches COVID-19 Resource Page for California Avocado Industry Members

  • Mar 26, 2020

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.

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COVID-19 Updates and What They Mean for the Agricultural Industry

  • Mar 23, 2020

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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