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NGFA Offers COVID-19 Webinar

Will provide detailed look at how to continue operations during the pandemic

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On Thursday April 2 at 2 p.m., NGFA staff will provide a detailed look at what the designation of food and agriculture as critical infrastructure means, as well as highlight agency-specific operations including FGIS continuity plans, FDA inspections during the pandemic, updated truck weight and hours of service regulations, and the current and future financial relief enacted or planned by Congress.

NGFA will also discuss the continuity of operations of NGFA services to members during the pandemic.


3 p.m.: Welcome

Opening remarks and structure of webinar – Randy Gordon

Overview of NGFA's COVID-19 Website – Sarah Gonzalez

3:10 -3:25 p.m.:

Designation of Food and Agriculture as Critical Infrastructure and What That Means – Randy Gordon

U.S. Department of Agriculture Designation of Food and Ag and its Employees as Critical Infrastructure

How to Use the DHS CISA Critical Infrastructure Guidance to Influence States and Localities to Provide Worker, Transporter Movement

Standardized Access/Credentials Letter to Allow Movement of Food and Agriculture Workers and Transporters during Shelter-in-Place Order

3:25-3:35 p.m.: Federal Grain Inspection Service Continuity of Operations Plan -- Jess McCluer

3:35 - 3:45 p.m.: Waivers from Truck Driving Hours of Service Regulations and Harmonizing State Weight Limits – Max Fisher

3:45 - 3:50 p.m.: Continued functioning of NGFA Arbitration System -- Charlie Delacruz and Mary Hitchcock

3:50-4 pm: FDA Inspectional Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic -- Dave Fairfield

4-4:10 p.m.: Current and Future Financial Relief Enacted or Planned by Congress – Bobby Frederick

4:10 -4:15 p.m.: Guidance/Protocols if Positive COVID-19 Case Detected in Workplace – Randy Gordon

4:15-4:45 p.m.: Questions/Advice/input from NGFA Members

4:45 p.m.: Webinar adjourns

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