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DHS Recognizes Agriculture as Critical Industry

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance last Thursday on critical industry workforce that should continue as the country addresses and responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. U.S. food and agriculture was included among 16 critical industries.

Florikan ESA falls under the provision as follows:

"Employees of companies engaged in the production of chemicals, medicines, vaccines, and other substances used by the food and agriculture industry, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, minerals, enrichments, and other agricultural production aids"

DHS went on to clarify the responsibility of all employees that fall into these industries

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule,” Fertilizer plays a crucial part in maintaining a stable food supply, even in the most ardent of crises. We thank DHS for including our operations in this provision; and everyone at Florikan is committed to doing our part to ensuring Americas grocery store shelves remain stocked.

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