While many businesses have been forced to close due to increased regulations and concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, most Texas auction markets remain open, according to Jesse Carver, executive director of the Livestock Marketing Association of Texas.

Carver says some markets are taking measures … Read More

Jared Brackett

By Jared Brackett, Cattlemen’s Beef Board chairmanFiler, Idaho

As I watch television news reports from my ranch and listen to radio broadcasts in my truck while checking on … Read More

Source: CME Group | March 23, 2020

Pursuant to Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Rule 579.A. (Global Command Center – GCC Authority), the exchange is notifying the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that the CME Group Global Command Center took emergency action regarding price limits of … Read More

I noticed a trend on social media a few days ago. Amid the pandemic, suddenly the coronavirus fear mongering had died down a bit — and more and more users were doing their best to spread cheer instead.

Some shared funny memes. Others shared the bright sides of social distancing.

Always one … Read More

by Robert E. McKnight, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

By all
measures, we are in historic times as the nation mounts an unprecedented
response to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The growing national
crisis created by COVID-19 and recovery efforts after the pandemic subsides
will likely … Read More

USDA service centers will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and … Read More

Tyson Foods told cattle feeders on Friday that it will add $5 per cwt. to live cattle and $7.94 per cwt. to dressed and grid cattle the week of March 23. The increase will be added to the base cash price for the week. Gary Michelson, Tyson … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | March 20, 2020

No, but use good judgment in avoiding bites from mosquitoes and ticks

At this time, there is no scientific evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks, explained Texas A&M … Read More

In late 2018, Angus Journal contracted me to write a story on suicide among farmers and ranchers. It was an especially hot topic at the time, since the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health had recently released research showing those who work in agricultural occupations were 3.4 times more … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott released a public service announcement Thursday encouraging Texans to practice social distancing by staying home in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The PSA was produced … Read More