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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the “Act”), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing outbreaks of the disease COVID-19, has significantly disrupted the lives of Americans.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020.  Since then, the American people have united behind a policy of mitigation strategies, including social distancing, to flatten the curve of infections and reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The COVID-19 outbreak and these necessary mitigation measures have taken a dramatic toll on the United States economy and critical infrastructure.

It is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry (“meat and poultry”) in the food supply chain continue operating and fulfilling orders to ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans.  However, outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at some processing facilities have led to the reduction in some of those facilities’ production capacity.  In addition, recent actions in some States have led to the complete closure of some large processing facilities.  Such actions may differ from or be inconsistent with interim guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor entitled “Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers” providing for the safe operation of such facilities.

Such closures threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure during the national emergency.  Given the high volume of meat and poultry processed by many facilities, any unnecessary closures can quickly have a large effect on the food supply chain.  For example, closure of a single large beef processing facility can result in the loss of over 10 million individual servings of beef in a single day.  Similarly, under established supply chains, closure of a single meat or poultry processing facility can severely disrupt the supply of protein to an entire grocery store chain.

Accordingly, I find that meat and poultry in the food supply chain meet the criteria specified in section 101(b) of the Act (50 U.S.C. 4511(b)).  Under the delegation of authority provided in this order, the Secretary of Agriculture shall take all appropriate action under that section to ensure that meat and poultry processors continue operations consistent with the guidance for their operations jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.  Under the delegation of authority provided in this order, the Secretary of Agriculture may identify additional specific food supply chain resources that meet the criteria of section 101(b).

Sec2.  Ensuring the Continued Supply of Meat and Poultry.  (a)  Notwithstanding Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 (National Defense Resources Preparedness), the authority of the President to require performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, and to implement the Act in subchapter III of chapter 55 of title 50, United States Code (50 U.S.C. 4554, 4555, 4556, 4559, 4560), is delegated to the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food supply chain resources, including meat and poultry, during the national emergency caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 within the United States.

(b) Secretary of Agriculture shall use the authority under section 101 of the Act, in consultation with the heads of such other executive departments and agencies as he deems appropriate, to determine the proper nationwide priorities and allocation of all the materials, services, and facilities necessary to ensure the continued supply of meat and poultry, consistent with the guidance for the operations of meat and poultry processing facilities jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.

(c) The Secretary of Agriculture shall issue such orders and adopt and revise appropriate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this order. . .
(Excerpt from Whitehouse.gov.)
  • Pray for President Trump and his Administration to have wisdom as they balance competing interests and determine the best course of action in a myriad of issues.
  • Pray that the supply chain would not only stay open but that the pressures of this crisis would result in improvements.


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Sherry Culp
May 1, 2020

President Trump, Vice President Pence, Coronavirus Task Force members: Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Ken Cuccinelli, CDC Director Robert Redfield, and Centers for Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.
Lord I pray you will Shepherd the hearts of these people to accomplish Your Will and purpose for this Nation. Lord I pray for protection and preservation of our country from this Covid-19 virus and anyone who is trying to destroy our Nation. Lord help President Trump and Vice President Pence would seek You, hear from You and be directed by You in all matters concerning the well being of our Nation, maintaining religious freedoms and keeping You as the King of Kings over our Nation. Lord please set things in order here in America and throughout the World.
Lord thank you for these Leaders that honor the vision of our founding fathers. Lord I repent for the sins of the people of this Nation asking You to bring Repentance and Revival and seeking You to heal our land. Lord I pray Psalm 91 over the people in America and ask You to spare lives from this Covid-19 virus. I also pray for conviction of Abortion as murder of their child. For sexual immorality that has defiled Your perfect plan of marriage and families. Thy will be done Lord over all these things. In Jesus name. Amen

Darlene Estlow
May 1, 2020

Thank you Father for answers to our problems. Thank you for your provision. Bless the food industries as they reopen and remain open. We praise your name for provision.

May 1, 2020

Lord, I just pray that You will see that the workers in the meat processing plants will get adequate protection from the protential viruses, help them, in Your name Jesus, Amen.

May 1, 2020

Dear God, thank You for giving us the exact President we needed for such a time as this. Father, let the truth of all the good things Trump is doing be broadcast all across this country. Don’t let the secular media and social media continue to hide these stories. Lord, just as You opened the prison doors for Peter to walk out, You can open the doors of Facebook jail so that Christians can be released from social media jail. Amen

May 1, 2020

Heavenly Father, thank you for the many blessings we have enjoyed for so many, many years, here in the United States of America. We have lacked for nothing. We’ve had plenty of everything.
Father, please give the producers of our food, ideas on how to get their products to the marketplace. In Jesus name. Amen
Example: to even begin in their own areas, selling their produce, dairy, eggs, meats to residents of the town and local butchers and hunters helping to process beef, pork, chickens, etc See how they did things 50-100 years ago.
It worked then, people must find ways to make it work today. It can, if we work together as a team. Each county in each state can figure it out. Talk to each other, the governor, county extension persons, etc

Karen Secrest
May 1, 2020

Thank you Jesus that the prayers of the Faithful have been answered. We will continue to Praise God that He is giving the President to believe God is surrounding him with the Host of heaven to keep him and his family safe during this war on disease and disunity. Hosanna

May 1, 2020

Thank you,Jesus,that the president took these actions! And I pray that the ownership of these companies will be looked into, as some seem to be owned by foreign investors (read “China”).


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