Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) headline a bipartisan letter to Vice President Mike Pence, as head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, requesting immediate assistance in securing safety equipment, including N-95 masks, for farmers and farmworkers impacted by the wildfire smoke.

“Such essential equipment will help protect those who continue to produce our agricultural products and contribute so much to our nation’s food security,” the letter states.

In response to the numerous California wildfires impacting farm operations and communities around the state, Western Growers has compiled a list of resources detailing produce, farm and worker safety in relation to wildfires.

The following is a list of resources WG members can utilize:

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