COVID-19 Updates

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San Joaquin Farm Bureau Office

In response to the shelter in place announcements, the SJFB office will be closed until further notice.

  • All staff will be available via email and phone . Please be patient as staff will continue to be there working for agriculture.

  • The office telephone (290) 931-4931 will be forwarded to our Executive Director, Bruce Blodgett.

  • We can schedule an appointment if you need labor law posters/booklets or signs, masks, and gun calendars from our office.

  • If you are not receiving our Friday Review e-newsletter, please contact amber@sjfb.org to be added to this weekly email update.

  • SJFB is gathering information on growers/business who sell directly to the public/local stores so the public will be able to support the local growers and economy. SJFB Direct Sales Survey

San Joaquin Ag Commissioner’s Office

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has received a supply of surgical, and N-95 face masks from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. We will be distributing these masks, free of charge, to members of the ag industry, which includes growers, pest control businesses, and packing sheds in San Joaquin County. 

All essential Ag services will be available in our Stockton office at 2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 100 Stockton, CA 95206, stocktonag2@sjgov.org , or (209)953-6000.

  • Alternatives for PPE for Pesticide Handling. N95 and Gloves

  • KN-95 masks may not be used as a N-95 respirator substitute when handling pesticides.

Emergency Temporary Standards

Financial Assistance for Agricultural and Food Processing Industries Workers in Stockton

Financial Assistance for Ag Workers in Stockton Flyer

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

The CFAP Call Center is available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the CFAP application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance.

Details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) here.

Banking & Finance

Farm to Family – helping food banks

  • The ag community can help food banks at a time of great need that has resulted in a rapid increase in unemployment and a huge increase in demand on food banks.
  • CAFB has a dedicated staff member, Steven Linkhart, working on the Farm to Family program and has perfected its system to make contributions as convenient and streamlined as possible.
  • Food Banks also have some funding to pay a minimal amount to help cover harvest and packing costs of fresh product. Visit www.cafoodbanks.org to learn more about the Farm to Family program.

#StillFarming

  • As part of a social media campaign, Farm Bureau is encouraging America’s farmers and ranchers to use #StillFarming on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts to demonstrate that farmers and ranchers across the country are working diligently to provide a healthy and affordable food supply.
  • If you have any pictures of current active harvests, packing houses in action, tractors rolling in the field, tractors on the move, cows getting milked we’d like to start pushing that out on our social media pages. You can send those pictures and any description of what is going on in the picture to staff@sjfb.org . We will also forward some to CFBF.

 

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