Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2021)—“I commend the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for heeding the ruling of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and withdrawing the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) implementing a vaccine and testing/masking mandate for larger employers pending further judicial action. OSHA should use this opportunity to further consider input from stakeholders so that, if the court ultimately lets the agency move forward with the ETS, it can implement the policy in a more measured way that protects the integrity of the agri-food supply chain and its workforce.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.