IDFA Applauds AG CHAIN Act for Essential Food Industry Workers

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For weeks, the dairy industry as represented by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), has supported bipartisan efforts by Congress to provide targeted financial relief to food industry workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Today, Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Dwight Evans (PA-03) introduced the Assistance and Gratitude for Coronavirus Heroes in Agribusiness who are Invaluable to the Nation, or the AG CHAIN Act. The bill would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential employees in the food and agriculture industry defined by recent Department of Homeland Security guidance. Please find a quote from IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., in support of the legislation, as well as more information about the bill below.

If you have any questions about dairy’s support for the bill, please contact:

Andrew Jerome
Director, External and Member Communications
ajerome@idfa.org

 





 

“The essential men and women working on the front lines every day in our food industry—despite the challenges posed by coronavirus—deserve the recognition and support of the federal government in these trying times,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association. “That’s why we urge Members of Congress to lend their bipartisan support to the bill sponsored by Congressmen Thompson and Evans which would provide targeted financial relief to food industry workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The AG CHAIN Act will ensure that these workers get more than a pat on the back for their invaluable efforts.”

View the news release.

 





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