On Monday, March 30, WG joined more than 75 allied produce organizations in issuing a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue calling on USDA to develop a market stabilization plan for the industry with allocated funding from the stimulus package. Specifically, the letter proposes the agency take the following actions:

Cory Lunde

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) was passed rapidly by the House and Senate, and signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The Act contains an unprecedented response by the federal government to the national health emergency by mandating paid sick time and paid family medical leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will have to take immediate action to prepare to comply with the new law which goes into effect on April 1, 2020.

Jason Resnick

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