NCGA Thanks Governors, Encourages Support for Ag Supply Chain

March 25, 2020

NCGA Thanks Governors, Encourages Support for Ag Supply Chain

Mar 25, 2020

Key Issues:COVID-19

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) yesterday joined a broad coalition of agriculture organizations in a letter to all 50 Governors, encouraging them to apply the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidance consistently to ensure that all workers, facilities and services in the ag supply chain continue to operate and provide necessary inputs.

 

The guidance, from the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is intended to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19. Works in the food and agriculture supply chain are identified as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

 

“To ensure a consistent approach across all 50 states and local governments, the undersigned organizations respectfully request that you incorporate the CISA list and any future amendments into your state response plan, and any critical shelter-in-place or shut down orders for your state, thereby allowing these workers, facilities and services to continue to operate and provide necessary inputs for the food and agriculture supply chain,” the groups wrote.