Georgia Farm Bureau Helping Farmers During Covid-19 Pandemic
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Georgia Farm Bureau’s Public Policy Department has been working closely in recent days with the Georgia delegation in the U.S. House and Senate, and with officials at the USDA to avoid labor shortages caused by changes pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long praised the USDA following the announcement on Thursday that the agency would share information with the Department of Labor to assist H-2A employers.
“We’ve worked with our House and Senate delegation in Washington to advance ideas just like this, and we are pleased to see the USDA taking action to help ensure that Georgia farmers are able to harvest their crops and get them on grocery store shelves for American consumers during this pandemic,” Long said.