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Midwestern state ag leaders: Follow public health guidelines to keep our food supply strong

In Farm, News, State by OC Monitor Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. — As consumers across the United States celebrate the winter holiday season, the leaders of the agricultural departments in seven Midwestern states released a video message encouraging adherence to public health guidelines to help protect the nation’s essential agricultural workforce and keep food supply chains flowing.
The new video features recommendations from the following commissioners, directors, and secretaries across the Midwest:
  • Jerry Costello II, Director, Illinois Department of Agriculture
  • Bruce Kettler, Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • Thom Petersen, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Gary McDowell, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Dorothy Pelanda, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • Randy Romanski, Secretary-designee, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
The group of leaders joined together to share their appreciation for essential agricultural and food workers, who have never stopped working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They also emphasized the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, and avoiding in-person gatherings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. By limiting the spread of the virus, we can all help keep essential workers healthy and our food supply chain moving.
The full video can be found here. For more information on each state’s agricultural department, visit their websites:

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