Buckeye Farm eNews–Coronavirus updates from Ohio Farm Bureau

At this unprecedented time, Ohio Farm Bureau is and will continue to engage with administrative and legislative leaders to be your voice and dispense needed information. Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring COVID-19 developments as they happen and will be updating members frequently. American Farm Bureau also has an update page.
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Updates

Important H2Ohio update for Maumee Watershed counties, Outreach to USDA points to where ag funding is needed, State COVID-19 job search resource available
No need for limits on milk purchases, Mental health care vital as farmers’ concerns grow, Tips for business owners during COVID-19 protocols, Employer information for COVID-19 positive employees
Paycheck Protection Program keeps employees on payroll, H2A visa disruptions get policy reprieve, COVID-19 impact on EPA enforcement and compliance, Mobile retail food operators can sell from their farms
CARES Act signed to provide COVID-19 crisis relief, What’s in the CARES Act for food and agriculture?, Personal protective equipment still needed for medical workers, Find out where to support local Ohio businesses, USDA adds flexibility for crop insurance to help farmers
State legislature passes emergency COVID-19 measures, FSA makes changes to make it easier to conduct business, April Buckeye Farm News online now
Answering questions about “essential” business, COVID-19 guidance for essential farming operations, How to maintain some non-essential business operations, Ohio ag groups celebrate farmers on National Ag Day, OSU Extension announces a ‘tournament of education’
What does stay-at-home really mean?, Ag is essential, but it’s not business as usual, Routine domestic inspections of food facilities suspended, Check in with USDA for essential local services, Contact local SWCD offices before visiting
Watch “Farm Bureau in a Flash” for March 23, 2020

DeWine issues ‘stay at home’ order, ag is ‘essential’ service, Jobs available at the consumer end of the food supply chain, First responders are in need of PPE donations
Homeland Security deems agriculture as ‘critical infrastructure’, Secretary Perdue’s video message to food supply chain ‘heroes’, U.S. ag, labor work together to assist H-2A employers, Rural electrics follow PUCO’s lead, will not disconnect service
Watch “Farm Bureau in a Flash” for March 20, 2020

Ag groups stress importance of industry to Gov. DeWine, Congress passes coronavirus relief bill, How COVID-19 may impact spring planting
Watch “Farm Bureau in a Flash” for March 19, 2020

Ohio Farm Bureau focuses on COVID-19’s agricultural impact, State, federal guidelines released for coronavirus, Food supply is holding steady throughout the country and Coronavirus and the challenges facing the dairy industry.
Watch “Farm Bureau in A Flash” for March 18, 2020

Read Buckeye Farm eNews for March 17, 2020
Primary election postponed to June 2, coronavirus measures at livestock auctions, Sonny Perdue’s message on food supply chain, online classes for workers’ compensation group rating participants.
Watch “Farm Bureau in a Flash” for March 17, 2020