A national coalition of 64 organizations representing specialty crop producers sent a letter to congressional leadership yesterday highlighting the extraordinary measures agricultural employers are taking to protect their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The letter details the collaboration between the agriculture industry, public health experts and regulatory agency officials to develop best safety practices in the field and in packing, processing and cooling facilities.

Last Friday, WG, in partnership with alliantgroup Washington insiders, presented a webinar on The CARES Act featuring Mike Johanns, former Secretary of Agriculture; Rick Lazio, former Congressman; and Dean Zerbe, former Senior Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee.

The panel of presenters covered updates to the CARES Act, including the replenishment of PPP, and its impact on the agriculture industry. In addition, the presentation provided a review of the existing tax relief incentives that growers and processors are eligible to benefit from as agricultural businesses.

CDFA has updated their list of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) vendors, which was created to connect industry growers, packers, storage facilities, and other agricultural entities with suppliers. To the extent they can, CDFA is verifying the vendor on a surface level. However, because CDFA cannot fully vet the vendors, the buyer has an obligation to do their own vetting.

Click here to access the updated list of PPE suppliers.

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