COVID-19 Livestock Industry News

Agricultural Producers Eligible For Paycheck Protection Program

Courtesy of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated significant resources to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses survive and keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Traditionally, agricultural producers have not qualified for a majority of SBA programs. However, due to the diligent work…

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Beef market impacts from COVID-19 vary widely

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   Wholesale and retail beef markets have endured enormous upheaval since mid-March.  Starting March 16, the surge in retail grocery buying put huge demands on retail supply chains resulting in dramatic and immediate spikes in wholesale beef prices.  As shown in Table 1,…

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NCBA Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging COVID-19 Relief for Cattle Producers

Courtesy of WASHINGTON (April 1, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded a congressional letter that was sent today to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging swift relief for American cattle producers who have been adversely impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The letter was signed by…

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Beltway Beef Podcast: Colin Woodall Provides an Update on NCBA’s Actions in COVID-19 Crisis

In today’s Beltway Beef podcast, NCBA CEO Colin Woodall provides an update on the actions that NCBA has taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis the past few weeks.For all of the latest information about what NCBA is doing to help cattle producers in this crisis, visit: here  to listen to or download this week’s…

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Expert Discusses Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent actions taken to mitigate the pandemic have already had a significant effect on the world marketplace. Job and production losses and changes in purchasing habits have put a strain on the economy. While there is no definitive answer as to how long the pandemic and subsequent shutdown of non-essential services…

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