Federal Assistance Information for Those Impacted by Fire or Santa Ana Winds
California avocado industry members impacted by the recent wildfires and/or Santa Ana winds must notify their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the events; field appointments for growers who have been impacted by the Thomas Fire are available. USDA Farm Service Agency disaster assistance programs also may be available to industry members affected by these natural disasters.Learn More
Field Appointments with Federal Relief Personnel for Industry Members Impacted by Recent Wildfires and Santa Ana Winds
The California Avocado Commission and University of California Cooperative Extension are coordinating with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service on the availability of field appointments for growers who have been impacted by the Thomas Fire.
The National Farmers Union is hosting a “Women in Leadership” Conference from January 14 – 18, 2018 in San Diego, California that will focus on business and success planning, running for local office and innovative marketing strategies.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced there are 18 vacancies on the California Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, which advises the secretary of agriculture concerning issues related to the direct marketing of agricultural products at certified farmers’ markets.
It’s important that California avocado industry members who have been impacted by the recent wildfires and/or Santa Ana winds contact their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the event to determine possible applicable coverage. Both fire and wind events may be included in certain crop insurance coverage, but agents must be notified within 72 hours.
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