Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Illinois "Stay at Home" Order; Ag an Essential Industry

The statewide "stay at home" order is effective 5 pm March 21 until April 7.  Essential industries and activities are exempt from the order, including agriculture.  Posted below are the the Illinois order, DHS guidance and a FAQ from the IL Sec of State on changes to driver and vehicle services.  IFCA prepared a template letter for ag activities which is not required to be carried, but can be. 
We encourage everyone in the ag sector that does not have essential duties to perform ahead of planting season to follow the order to help curtail the spread of the virus.  Even though we have exemptions for agriculture we should be taking steps to keep industry employees and customers healthy, before the big spring rush in a few weeks, to ensure we don't encounter any problems in the supply chain.    
 Illinois Stay in Place Order