Resources

Census 2020 Fact Sheet

Make sure your town’s story is told by responding to the 2020 Census—the count of everyone living in the United States. When you do, you’ll also help your town get the most out of the American dream.

How the Census will Impact Rural Arkansas

The census is a critical opportunity for Arkansans to step up and be counted to ensure the future growth and prosperity of rural communities. Arkansas currently ranks in the bottom of the best state response rates to date at number 37. For every person who is not counted, it costs your community tens of thousands of dollars.

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training OFFICE OF FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION COVID-19 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions -- ROUND 3 for April 9, 2020

Letter Affirming Agriculture Service as Essential in Arkansas

A letter from Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward to those in agriculture assuring that the industry is essential and operations can continue.

Rice is Nice: COVID-19 Update Letter/Scoring

With schools closed and 4-H and other youth activities suspended due to COVID-19, we are encouraging selection of county winners in the Rice is Nice Youth Cooking Contest based solely upon their written entry. The state will provide prizes for the winners as promised, all you need to do is send in the form provided in the official rulebook or email brandy.carroll@arfb.com. The attached scoresheet is a potential guide for selecting county winners to enter into the state contest, but as always, counties are welcome to use whatever criteria they wish to select winners.

COVID-19 Guidance for Farmers Markets

COVID-19 Guidance for Farmers Markets is produced by the Arkansas Department of Heatlh and the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration COVID-19 FAQ

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration OFFICE OF FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Homeland Security Memo on Essential Infrastructure

The official Homeland Security memo on essential infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis, including agriculture.

CARES Act Benefits for Agriculture

ArFB Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations Matt King provides a breakdown of what the federal CARES Act legislation provides for agriculture and what it could mean.