Action Alerts

Secretary Perdue Sends Message of Thanks Farmers and Food Providers

Friday, March 20th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue put out a public video thanking those in the agriculture and food industry thanking them for their commitment and efforts to continue providing food supply for Americans during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More below: Read more...

Local USDA Offices Limit Direct Contacts with Citizens

Friday, March 20th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Local offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have temporarily closed certain offices or severely limited their interactions with customers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/13336-usda-county-offices-go-to-appointment-only https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus Read more...

Department of Homeland Security Deems Agriculture as Critical Industry

Friday, March 20th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, March 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially designated agriculture as a critical industry in the wake of the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This designation recognizes the industry as providing critical functions that should continue normal operations, appropriately modified to account for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) workforce and […] Read more...

Farmers Likely to Need Additional Assistance from Federal Government to Survive Current Market

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Given the slowness of the implementation of the “phase 1” trade agreement with China, American farmers were already looking for a third round of Market Facilitation Program payments to make up for lost markets and reduced prices. However, things have gotten worse in recent weeks with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, which is impacting markets around […] Read more...

Ag Labor Shortage a Concern Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Many economic challenges face various sectors of the U.S. economy as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For agriculture, the most pressing concern at the moment is labor. Public policy related to travel bans, schools, social distancing, and more, have strained the ability of farmers to find employees to ensure normal operations. […] Read more...
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