March 24, 2020

WG, Industry Urge Consistency in State Response Plans

Today, WG joined 44 allied associations from across the country in issuing a letter to the 50 state governors urging consistency in defining food and agriculture as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” in all state COVID-19 response plans.

Referencing the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the letter calls on each governor to ensure that workers, facilities and services be allowed to continue to operate regardless of any shelter-in-place or shut down orders.

The letter states: “With the spring planting season already upon us, the next six to eight weeks will be crucial to ensure that American agriculture can operate safely and without undue burdens that could inhibit our ability to do what we do best, feed the world.”

Click here to read the full letter.