Life Sustaining Agricultural Businesses

There has been some confusion regarding agriculture related businesses on the essential vs non-essential business list. All agriculture and food supply operations are considered life-sustaining. This includes food banks, landscaping, farmers markets, on-farm markets, livestock markets, food trucks, ag equipment sales, kennels, pet shops, and animal shelters. The below list is focused on the businesses necessary for a safe food supply and includes the transportation and distribution network between these businesses and along the food supply chain.

The below guidance documents are intended to help illustrate examples of agriculture and safe food supply businesses that are life-sustaining, as well as a few examples of some of the guidance provided to these businesses to help them use best practices for social distancing and how to incorporate employee and customer safety into their operations.