COVID-19 Livestock Industry News

Crisis Leadership: What Your Supervisors Need from You

By: Don Tyler is Owner of Tyler & Associates ( and has been an Executive and Management Coach for Ag Clients for over 25 years.  He can be reached at 765-490-0353 or Though there seems to be a little light appearing at the end of this tunnel that COVID-19 has put us in, getting…

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CFAP Application Period Opens Today

Courtesy of The application period for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) now is open. Producers should apply through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA). Applications can be submitted electronically either by scanning, emailing or faxing. The application form, AD-3114, can be found here. Producers should contact their local FSA office prior to sending applications…

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COVID-19 Branding Guidelines

By : Jack Arterburn, Nebraska Extension Educator, Beef Systems As the US continues to limit the spread of COVID-19 by closing offices and promoting social distancing and working from home, agriculture does not stop. Photo credit Troy Walz. Branding is the social event of the spring signaling the end of winter and the long hours…

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Coronavirus Food Aid Program (CFAP) Enrollment Begins Next Week

Yesterday USDA announced details of the Coronavirus Food Aid Program (CFAP), a relief program for farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible livestock for the CFAP includes cattle, lambs, yearlings and hogs. Non-speciality commodities that are eligible include malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, and hard red spring…

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Alternative Cattle Feeding Strategies in the COVID-19 Era

Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate The last few weeks have witnessed market volatility and disruptions that few, if any cattle producers have ever seen. That uncertainty is leading cattle producers to question the best strategy to market any cattle they have on inventory. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. We are dealing…

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