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Industry Applauds $10B for WHIP+ Reauthorization
President Biden on Sept. 30 signed into law the Extending
Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance
Act (H.R. 5305), a continuing resolution to extend government
funding through Dec. 3, 2021 to avoid a government shutdown.
The bill includes $10 billion for the reauthorization of the
Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) to
cover losses caused by wildfires, droughts and other natural
disasters that occurred in 2020 and 2021. Language includes
harvested adulterated winegrapes and quality loss due to smoke
exposure as covered losses.
" Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena), CAWG and other
industry allies worked hard to keep this critical relief funding
in the package, " CAWG President John Aguirre said. " CAWG
commends the leadership and commitment of Rep. Thompson.
We thank him and others in the California Congressional
delegation for their continued support of California winegrape
growers and other agricultural producers who suffered crop
losses. "
" California's wine community has been heavily impacted by
wildfires and droughts in recent years and we welcome this
important step in recovery, " Wine Institute President and CEO
Robert P. Koch said in a press release. " Our wineries have a long
history of adapting to changing conditions through sustainability
efforts and sound environmental practices and this funding will
provide critical support to the most impacted communities. "
Press release: Thompson's
bill to reauthorize the critical
WHIP+ program passes the
House, will become law today
(Sept. 30)
Oct. 12 Deadline Reminder!
Pandemic Assistance for
Specialty Crop Growers
USDA in August updated the Coronavirus Food Assistance
Program 2 (CFAP 2) for producers of specialty crops (including
winegrapes). CFAP 2, which assists producers who faced market
disruptions in 2020 due to COVID-19, is part of USDA's broader
Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.
Oct. 12 is the deadline for all eligible producers to apply for or
modify applications for CFAP 2. Newly eligible producers who
need to submit a CFAP 2 application or producers who need to
modify an existing one should contact their local FSA office.
US to Hold New Talks
with China on Trade Deal
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Oct. 4 announced
new talks with China to discuss tariff exemptions for U.S.
companies and China's compliance with the phase one trade
deal (read Tai's delivered remarks). The announcement comes
after the completion of an eight-month review of the Trump
administration's policies on Beijing. Future conversations will
consist of China's failure to purchase U.S. goods and ineffective
intellectual property protections. The U.S. could reimpose
tariffs and other restrictions if it is not satisfied with China's
commitment. -Cornerstone Government Affairs
6 OCTOBER 2021

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