Last Revised: 6/3/2020

The following resources have been vetted by the National Pork Board and made available to connect our industry with the best information on the current situation, emergency planning tools, recommended control measures, and talking points.

 Important News: Executive Order Delegates Authority to Keep Meat Packing Plants Operating

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USDA Communications for Meat Packing Plants

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sent letters to Governors and leadership of major meat processing companies making clear the expectations for the implementation of President Trump’s recent executive order. The order directs plants to follow CDC & OSHA guidance specific to the meat processing industry to keep these critical operations open while maintaining worker safety.

Letter to Governors

Letter to Stakeholders

Packing Industry Slowdowns and Closures

This interactive map highlights the U.S. Packing Industry and their level of operation.

Seasonal Job Opportunities

To assist the agriculture community with potential labor shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, is offering free temporary job postings or seasonal job postings.

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USDA Farmers to Families Food Box

USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and local distributors whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice entities, to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat.

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