Here you will find resources we believe will be helpful during this COVID-19 pandemic. This page contains information we have put together, as well as links from other organizations. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us. We are happy to help.
3.25.2020: A Letter from Executive Director, Steve Taylor’s Desk
Missouri Department of Agriculture Press Release: Agriculture is Essential Infrastructure
Agriculture Coalition’s Letter to Governor
3.20.2020: A Letter from Executive Director, Steve Taylor’s Desk
U.S. Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
The U.S. coronavirus stimulus bill would add $14 billion to the Agriculture Department’s Commodity Credit Corp spending authority, and authorize another $9.5 billion for U.S. farmers hurt by the fast-spreading pandemic, according to a copy of the bill’s text.
The American Trucking Associations
ATA has a helpful website for a variety of federal and state changes and closures, including driver license agency operating status and CDL extensions. For state-by-state information click here.
American Seed Trade Association
ASTA is aware of additional restrictions that are being introduced at the city and state levels and the association is working multiple avenues, including USDA and the White House, to ensure that seed sales and movement will continue as close to normal as possible.
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
As commercial testing capacities increase, the coordination of patient and associated contact investigations is paramount to preventing and mitigating the spread of the virus. While performing public health priority activities, including notifying the patient, and raising awareness among our communities is valuable. DHSS will provide data as it is available, verified, and pertinent.
Missouri COVID-19 Cases
Counties affected will be updated as information is verified and patients are notified.
FDA Animal Health & Safety
FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is a microcosm of FDA for animals – we regulate drugs, food, and devices for pets, livestock, zoo animals and others. Although COVID-19 is understood to be a human disease, CVM and its stakeholders are experiencing the impact of the outbreak in other ways.
National Grain & Feed Association (COVID-19 Industry Resources)
The NGFA has compiled resources that may help NGFA-member companies navigate the impacts of COVID-19. Several updates from relevant federal agencies are listed on this site.
NGFA Press Release and letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
AFIA Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response
The American Feed Industry Association, along with 23 state and regional feed and grain associations, called 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.
Loans for Small Businesses
Governor Mike Parson directed the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to seek assistance for Missouri businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) Letter to White House
Fertilizer Essential to Nation’s Food Supply
TFI’s letter to President Trump on the importance of the industry. TFI represents fertilizer manufacturers, transporters, wholesalers, importers, brokers and retailers. TFI members provide plant nutrients that are responsible for nearly half of the world’s food supply. The fertilizer industry supports nearly 500,000 American jobs and has an economic impact of over $130 billion annually.