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Working together is vital 

As things continue to change daily, sometimes hourly, we are working diligently to keep our members up to date.  As your advocate in Washington, you will notice an ever-increased communication via emails, updates on our website, and social media posts.  Keeping our members informed is what we do, every day, as we seek solutions to the issues that present themselves.  

If you are not receiving regular updates from us – at least weekly in your email inbox – please reach out to Tami in our membership department at [email protected].  We want to make sure that all our members are getting the information as quickly as possible.  Not yet a member?  You are missing a lot.  Log on to www.watermelon.ag to join today! 

 

Together we can accomplish more

As we all continue to navigate through these interesting times, we continue to work diligently for you, our members.  We are striving to bring you the most up to date information that we can.  Some of the items our team is working on - continuing to be your advocate in Washington with worker visas & border crossings in the H-2A program, the stimulus bill and farm support due to COVID-19, the Small Business Administration, promoting watermelons through our social media platforms, and through our National Watermelon Queen’s How-To Video series on social media. 

“The NWA is the Strength, Heart, and Soul of the Watermelon Industry.  Through the voluntary effort of networking together, growers, shippers, and associates continue to keep Watermelon at the forefront of the produce industry insuring an on-going infrastructure from Farm to Consumer.”

Greg Leger – Leger & Son

Our website is updated weekly, sometimes even daily with new information.  And please check your email inbox for weekly updates as well.  If you are having issues accessing your account, please reach out to Tami at:  [email protected]  Not yet a member?  Make today the day that you join our family!  Log onto www.watermelon.ag to join us!

Together we will shape the watermelon industry for future generations!

 

NWA Expands Social Media Presence to Promote Watermelon Sales

To help kickstart spring sales of watermelon during these strange times, the NWA has begun an aggressive social media project that shares multiple messages about the low price of watermelon and the benefits of them with our friends in various platforms.  Additionally, our National Watermelon Queen (Paige Huntington) will star in some made-at-home How-To videos starring Watermelon.  Stay posted for the fun to begin, and share our posts with all of your friends.  Below is an example of some of the work we have been doing to promote watermelon!

 

 

NWA, Produce Industry and Congress Ask USDA for Support

Letters with similar tones were sent to Secretary Sonny Perdue at USDA (relative to the harmful impacts of COVID-19 on the produce industry) by the National Watermelon Association, the Produce Industry and over 100 Members of Congress.  With available emergency funding totaling over $34.5 Billion available for numerous programs, USDA will determine the needed support very soon. 

 

Small Business Administration Funding Available due to COVID-19 Impacts

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.  In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.  If you have any questions and concerns please contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at1.800.659.2955.

CLICK HERE for more information.

 
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