April 2020 | Issue 2
Policy Updates
Innovations in Agriculture
The job of producing food has never been more important and cultivating skilled workers has become essential. Across the West, innovative new approaches are being used to address the current and future needs of the agriculture industry. The Center for Land-Based Learning is one such effort working to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of agriculture workers and leaders.   To learn more, c lick below!
Economic Impacts of COVID-19
The global pandemic created by the Coronavirus disease is a public health priority, but its impacts are also being felt in the economy. Financial markets have been disrupted and current predictions indicate the start of an economic recession. Recently adopted, the CARES Act aims to provide relief to Americans through a variety of resources. To learn more, click below!
Member Resources
COVID-19 State Resources
Be sure to check out the COVID-19 resource site for updated information on initiatives and resources related to state responses to the pandemic. Recent updates include information on the web portal launched by the Treasury Department and the use of EMAC allowing states to efficiently share emergency resources. Looking for information not currently on the site? Let us know at csgw@csg.org.
Please Note: With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), CSG West is closely monitoring the evolving situation and adhering to the guidance of the CDC, state, and local health authorities to ensure the protection of our members and partners. As this situation evolves, we will keep you posted on any developments that may affect our programming. Please visit us online or reach out to csgw@csg.org with questions.
Member Updates
Application Deadline Extended
In response to recent events, the application deadline for the 2020 Western Legislative Academy Class   is being extended to May 18.  We hope this will provide additional time for those interested in applying to do so. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click below!
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