On Monday, March 23rd, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order stating that no Arizona county or city “may make or issue any order, rule or regulation that restricts or prohibits any person from performing any function” designated as an essential function.

The order defines an essential function as one that “promotes the public health, safety and welfare of the state or assists other in fulfilling such functions.”

Cory Lunde

Yesterday, WG and a coalition of more than 40 organizations representing the spectrum of U.S. agriculture issued a letter to President Trump seeking his assistance in ensuring a continued steady supply of U.S.-produced food, fiber, feed and fuel amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The letter notes the challenges American agriculture faced in 2019 – including severe weather and global trade issues – and suggests that heading into the 2020 spring planting season, the industry confronts additional uncertainties in light of government efforts to curb the spread of the outbreak.

Cory Lunde

Yesterday, Wednesday, December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA), by a vote of 260 to 165, with 226 Democrats and 34 Republicans supporting the legislation. The bill now moves to the Senate where it must be taken up by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with the support of President Trump.

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