ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU: Arkansas Ag Industry to Gov. Asa Hutchinson: Ag Industry is Essential


Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following announcement on March 23.

Late last week, the Department of Homeland Security designated food and agriculture one of 16 critical sectors in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, and said that workers in those industries should stay on the job. Arkansas Farm Bureau and a consortium of agriculture industry groups have come together to thank Arknasas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for his response to the COVID-19 crisis so far and request that he designate agriculture as essential at the state level. In the event that stricter COVID-19 measures must be invoked and more work stoppages be requiried, we must ensure that agriculture and agriculture-related businesses can continue to operate in order to provide the food, fiber and shelter the nation and world requires. To maintain a safe and abundant food supply, work must continue across the agricultural spectrum, from input businesses to farmers and ranchers to transportation and food processing operations.

The groups that came to together to sign on to this letter are:

Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation

Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association

Livestock Marketing Association

Arkansas Forestry Association

Catfish Farmers of Arkansas

Agricultural Council of Arkansas

Arkansas Pork Producers Association

Producers Rice Mill

Arkansas Soybean Association

The Poultry Federation

Riceland Foods

AgHeritage Farm Credit Services

Farm Credit of Western Arkansas

Farm Credit MidSouth

Delta ACA Farm Credit Services

Arkansas Rice Federation

A copy of the letter from these organizations to Gov. Hutchinson is downloadable below.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Arkansas Farm Bureau 

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