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Legislative Updates

Ag Issues Updates

A summary of important news and political developments affecting the tree fruit industry and agriculture in general, in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Contents of the September, 2020 issue:

  • USDA Announces Revenue-Based CFAP 2 – Apple Growers Included
  • Farm Bureau updates September 2020
    • Help Tell USDA How to Improve Farmer Experience
    • Funding Available for Organic Certifications
    • Trump Issues Executive Order on Rural Health
    • PASS Program Receives $10 Million Boost
    • Philadelphia Selected for New Urban Agriculture FSA Committee
    • Grants Available for Farm Conservation Projects
    • Reimbursements Available for Conservation Planning in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    • Reminder: Apply Now for REAP Credits
    • Conservation Grants Available to Farmers in Lancaster, York Counties
    • Free Technical Assistance Available for Energy Projects
    • Upcoming Workshops for Women in Agriculture to Focus on Conservation
    • Nominate Outstanding Ag Educators for 2020-21 Golden Owl Award
    • Farmers Encouraged to Share Survey Assessing Farmworker Needs
  • Ag Law Updates: Brook Duer, Staff Attorney and Audry Thompson, Research Assistant, Penn State University
    • COVID-19: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Further Expands
    • COVID-19: FMCSA Extends Trucking Hours of Service Waiver Until
    • COVID-19: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Pennsylvania Data
    • Agricultural Labor: H-2A Rule Extends Petition Filing Deadline
    • COVID-19: FDA and OSHA Publish Food Operation COVID-19 Checklist
    • COVID-19: $1 Billion Added for Third Round of Farmers to Families Food Box Distributions
    • Farm Bill Programs: USDA Amends Ag Subsidy Payment Eligibility and Limitations
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