Our Industry


The Board and Commission continue to work on behalf of growers and handlers to advance the industry. We continue defending against burdensome industry regulations and federal and state tariff/non-tariff trade barriers. Activities include advocating for the industry through USDA’s food purchase and distribution program, and securing USDA grants to bolster export market promotions through Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Promotion Program funding.

Walnut Orchard

Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) ​

On September 18, 2020 the USDA announced the details of the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be administering the program and will begin accepting applications Monday, September 21 through December 11, 2020.

(COVID-19) News & Resources

In the rapidly changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) landscape, the California Walnut Board and Commission is supporting growers and other industry members by sharing the latest news and resources specific to the walnut industry.

CWB Pursuing
Credit-Back Authority update Dec. 2019

What is Credit-Back Authority?
Credit-back is an authority that several agricultural commodities (almonds, prunes, etc.) use to allow handlers to conduct eligible marketing activities in return for a partial credit/rebate on assessments.

USDA Sets Hearing Dates for Amendments to Marketing Order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the federal marketing order for walnuts grown in California on March 16, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT at the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, Calif.


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