Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day with Farming Grants celebrates Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, with farming and agriculture grants that support his legacy of improved conditions and civil rights for farm workers. Chavez exhibited a public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics.

His peaceful, yet unyielding method made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause that earned nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the National Farmworkers Association as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. The NFA union has since become a catalyst for millions of dollars in federal, state and foundation farming grants

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents can celebrate more than the coming weekend today as Gov. Kate Brown has declared March 31 Cesar Chavez Day. –USNews

Chavez was a civil rights leader and labor movement activist. He fought for farm workers who faced abuse, low pay and inhumane working conditions. He also encouraged Latinos to get out and vote.

He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association — where he led mass boycotts and hunger strikes. Chavez passed away in 1993, but his legacy lives on.

March 31st is Cesar Chavez' birthday and it's also a state holiday in California. The day is intended to promote community service in honor of Chavez's life. –ABC10

Farming & Agriculture Grants

Emergency Assistance for USA Livestock Producers to Compensate Grazeland Losses Due to Drought or Fire

Emergency assistance is available to USA livestock producers impacted by grazing losses due to drought or wildfire. 

Deadline: Ongoing (Applications must be submitted within 30 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the grazing loss occurred.)

Financial Assistance for USA Producers for Crops Lost Due to Natural Disasters and Adverse Conditions

Financial assistance to USA agricultural producers to mitigate crop losses due to natural disasters and adverse conditions resulting in low yields and inventory loss.

Deadline: Ongoing


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