Topic: Human Resources & Worker Safety

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Migrant Labor Housing Program is designed to ensure the safety of housing occupied by five or more migrant agriculture workers. With the growing concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19), here is some guidance for licensees….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

La enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) es una afección respiratoria que se puede propagar de persona a persona. El virus que causa el COVID-19 es un nuevo coronavirus que se identificó por primera vez en la ciudad de Wuhan, China….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The purpose of this plan is to establish the coordination and response efforts of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when one or more cases of COVID-19 are identified in a food processing facility. This coordinated response will help to mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19 and when it’s possible, ensure that these facilities can continue to operate while protecting…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), and your local public health authority (LPHA) encourage you to make a plan for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. This should include an emergency response plan of how to respond if a worker tests positive. The plan should consider the implementation of a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 assessment, implementation,…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), and your local public health authority (LPHA) encourage you to make a plan for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. This should include an emergency response plan of how to respond if a worker tests positive. The plan should consider the implementation of a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 assessment, implementation,…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

A webpage that is updated every other week with COVID related information and resources for meat producers and meat processors/distributors. It includes information on workplace sanitation practices, keeping employees safe, paid sick time laws, COVID symptoms to watch for in employees, how to pivot to online sales, online sales platforms, a recorded webinar about shipping meat, CDC Guidance documents, and more….

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

NMPAN is now a sponsor of the Meatspad Podcast, a production of PhD student Francisco Najar of Kansas State University meat science program. NMPAN is sponsoring 12 episodes of the podcast, both in English and in Spanish, that relate to meat processing, COVID response, market changes and pivoting markets, and keeping both employees and customers safe and satisfied during these challenging times. The target audience is meat processors, butchers, meat scientists, and others in…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

The current pandemic has upended food supply chains around the country and the world. Value chain coordination is key to identifying and rearranging new surpluses and deficits to ensure people can access healthy food and businesses can continue to operate. Hallie Casey from the Sustainable Food Center in Austin, TX, Molly Riordan from the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health , and A-dae Briones from First Nations Development Institute share how they are…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

With schools and other community sites closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, garden-based programming is being adapted to build household food sovereignty and resilience. Hear from Deb Crockett and Beau Gromley from Garden Raised Bounty and Margee Green from SPROUT NOLA about how backyard victory gardens are supporting their communities….

Wallace Center at Winrock International

This conversation explores the impact that COVID-19 is having on small and medium sized meat processors, how they’re adapting to these challenges, and the changes underway to alleviate pressure and ensure lasting change. Presenters: Jessica Roosa, This Old Farm Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Kelly Nuckolls, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition…
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