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AFIA and other associations call on states to keep animal food businesses open during COVID-19 response

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association, along with 23 state and regional feed and grain associations, called on state officials around the country to maintain access to businesses providing animal food amid proposed state plans to close “non-essential businesses” to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The plea comes after some states released response plans that excluded animal food manufacturing facilities, transportation and agricultural and non-agricultural retail establishments from their lists of “essential businesses.”

In an urgent letter, the groups stated that these businesses should be reclassified because not doing so would hinder. . .

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