From the American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture (read more)
“Things are far from business as usual in cities and towns across America this week. Millions of us are being called to serve our neighbors by staying home. There is a lot beyond our control and still unknown as we face this crisis, but we can focus on and be faithful with the tasks at hand. For farmers and ranchers our calling hasn’t changed, though its importance hits closer to home in times like these: we are committed to rising every day to grow and harvest the food we all depend on.”
H-2A information: https://www.farmers.gov/manage/h2a
The USDA is committed to providing services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the COVID-19, or new coronavirus, outbreak. Resources related to COVID-19 and the H-2A Visa Program can be found on the USDA Website. Stakeholder comments can be sent via email to AgLabor@usda.gov.
Producers can find their Service Center’s phone number at farmers.gov/service-center-locator and more information about Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers at https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus.
Health on the farm during COVID-19 from Cornell University
Coronavirus Prevention on Farms: https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/12/novel-coronavirus-prevention-control-for-farms/
COVID-19 and Your Dairy Webinar: https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/23/covid-19-and-your-dairy-webinar/