Dear TCNC Members,

The NC Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler has notified TCNC that the Department of Homeland Security lists Food and Agriculture as essential business.

What does this mean for you and your company?

According to The News & Observer , if you live in a county, city, or town that has issued stay-at-home orders, this means, “people must remain on their own property except to exercise, go to the grocery store, pharmacy, medical appointments, or ‘essential’ jobs .” 

Because TCNC member businesses are classified as Agricultural, you are considered an essential business by the State of North Carolina.

As proof of this status, the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has shared a document with TCNC to send to our members. 

Please print out this form , complete the top portion, and keep it with you during daily job operations throughout the duration of your county, city, or town’s stay-at-home orders.  

Thank you for the essential work you do for our state. Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Gene Queen
President, TCNC
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