What temporary Hours of Service exemptions for livestock haulers have been provided by the Feds and Governor Newsom?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an Expanded Emergency Declaration exempting livestock haulers from compliance with the federal Hours of Service rules that limit drive time. The declaration provides an Hours of Service exemption for all haulers “providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks, including”

How can I stay healthy around my animals?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a webpage of information regarding animals and COVID-19, including guidance on how to stay healthy around animals during this time. “In the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection

Where can I find a list of“ Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” in the food and agriculture sector?

In the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Food and Agriculture Sector-Specific Plan, the food and agriculture sector is divided into eight categories. The categories are all considered essential during an emergency such as the current COVID-19 crisis. The divided categories are as followed: Supply Processing, Packaging, and Production Agricultural and Food Product Storage Agricultural

What guidance has the California Department of Food and Agriculture provided?

CDFA issued guidance that “The food supply makes up critical infrastructure from farm to table and includes assets, systems, networks, and functions that provide vital services to the nation. It is essential that federal government-defined critical infrastructure and supply chains are protected, and that all elements pertaining to the food supply remain operational, including a workforce that is vital to production of the food supply.” The California State

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