Temporary Agricultural Workers Bulk Purchase Authorization

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On April 9, 2020, Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture provided the following information:

“To help facilitate the movement of groceries from the store to the workers on a farm, I would like for each farm to be able to designate one or more person(s) to do the grocery shopping for the temporary agricultural workers at that farm. This will help reduce the number of people at the store and hopefully help facilitate workers staying at home.”

Mr. Troxler also provided “a Notice of Temporary Agricultural Worker Bulk Purchase Authorization that can be used by farms to allow for more efficient movement of groceries while also aligning with the measures put in place to guard against the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing.”

Furthermore, Mr. Troxler stated: “I believe this measure will go a long way in promoting individuals to stay at home, helping slow the spread of the virus, and thus keeping our farms operational. The health of our agricultural workers is of utmost importance at a time like this in order to ensure a safe and abundant food supply.”