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Preparing Your Workforce for a State-ordered Shelter-in-Place

Several states have issued a “shelter-in-place” order to battle the coronavirus, COVID-19. Here are some tips on what this means and what grain and feed facilities need to do to prepare:

Grain & Feed Associations Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response

Nebraska Grain and Feed Association joined the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), along with 22 other state and regional feed and grain associations, calling on state officials around the country to maintain access to businesses providing animal food amid proposed state plans to close “non-essential businesses” to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Update for Nebraska's Grain & Feed Industry

Please continue to contact NEGFA with concerns and questions regarding COVID19.  This article contains industry best practices and a resource page updated regularly from NGFA.

Coronavirus Resource List

In efforts to prepare for COVID-19 and protect their employees, please find below this comprehensive list of links to official federal government information and resources:

Safe + Sound Week 2020

Save the date for Safe + Sound Week in 2020! Safe + Sound Week will be held from August 10-16, 2020. During this week, we look forward to learning how your year-round safety efforts improved your workplace. #SafeAndSoundAtWork.

New date announced for Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe: July 2-3

A new date has been set for this year’s Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe: 2-3 July at Les Salons Hoche here. 

2020 Nebraska Candidates Filed

2020 Nebraska Candidates for Public Service Commission, the Unicameral, and Nebraska's Congressional Delegates as of March filing date to Secretary of State. 

The History of USDA's Role In Conservation on Private Lands

Tom Christensen, recently retired USDA Deputy Director of Operations, presented four new publications he has compiled on the history of USDA’s role in conservation on private lands.

AGP Chairman Named Director of Year by NCFC

Brad Davis, Chairman of the Board and President of Ag Processing Inc a cooperative (AGP), was named recipient of the award for Farmer Cooperative Director of the Year.

NEGFA and other Agricultura Organizations Weigh in Against Funding Federal Highway Improvements with a Truck-Only Vehicle Miles Tax

In a letter to U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, 29 national associations and 49 state and regional groups asked the committee to include “broad-based funding mechanisms to ensure all who benefit from the transportation system contribute fairly to upgrading and maintaining America’s roads and bridges.

The letter states, “As you work to advance a surface transportation reauthorization bill, our organizations urge you to create a legislative package that includes funding supported by all road users. We caution against the use of funding, such as a truck-only vehicle miles tax, that would place a disproportionate share of the burden on freight transportation.”

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