Some American beef packing companies are adding to worker’s pay and sick leave in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For cattle feeders, Tyson Foods and National Beef Packing Co. have announced plans to increase payments for fed cattle procured from suppliers. Read the full … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | March 27, 2020

Cleaning and disinfecting are paramount to preventing COVID-19 contamination from spreading into and throughout one’s household. Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, IIAD, experts offer guidelines for keeping safe…. Read More

March 27, 2020

It’s
been another busy week for the TSCRA’s government and public affairs staff as
we continue to address the wide array of issues created by the COVID-19
pandemic.

In some
areas of … Read More

Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | March 25, 2020

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane released the following statement Wednesday evening in support of U.S. Senate passage of Coronavirus relief legislation that provides crucial federal disaster assistance for American cattle … Read More

Use safety precautions when venturing out to the grocery store for needed supplies and when unpacking groceries at home. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Agricultural Communications Services)

By Trisha Gedon | March 25, 2020 … Read More

Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | March 26, 2020

NCBA President Marty Smith and Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane released the following statements Thursday urging … Read More

AgriLife
Extension online activity programs can be used in, near home

Research
shows the Walk Across Texas! program of the Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension Service is an effective way to … Read More

When I reached the back of the grocery store, it all hit home.

There was no beef. From the self-service area, where you’d normally find hundreds of pounds of ground beef, roasts and Choice steaks, all the way to the full-service case that usually houses Premium Choice, Prime and dry aged … Read More

The cattle business is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Between volatile markets and Mother Nature, there’s just so much out of your control. But the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has taken things to the next level.

On Saturday, I wrote a little about stress and ways to improve … Read More

Source: FDA | March 24, 2020

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing commitment to combatting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and providing flexibility across FDA-regulated industries, the agency announced on March 24, 2020, that it intends to temporarily not … Read More