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Napa County Moves to Orange Reopening Tier

On Tuesday, October 20, Napa County was approved to move to the Orange, Moderate Risk Level reopening tier under California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. As a result, effective Wednesday, October 21, many businesses will be able to expand their activities under the Orange Tier guidelines. Wineries will begin to be allowed indoor tasting, with […]

USDA FARM SERVICE AGENCY EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2 FOR GRAPES AND OTHER AG COMMODITIES

Agricultural producers facing continued market disruption due to COVID-19 can apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) now through December 11, 2020. President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced this expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program on September 17, 2020. The program continues to provide producers with financial […]

New Law Expands California’s Cannabis Geographical Indications And Mandates Terroir-Based Appellations of Origin

On September 29, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 67 into law, expanding the range of geographical indications for cannabis to include city of origin and limiting the use of appellations of origin to cannabis grown outdoors and in the ground. DP&F’s client, Origins Council, representing the legacy cannabis producing regions of California, worked […]