NCBA requests swift action from USDA to help cattle producers
March 30, 2020 By Rhiannon Branch Filed Under: Cattle, News, USDA
The National Cattleman’s Beef Association is requesting
immediate action from the USDA to provide relief to cattle producers impacted
NCBA President Marty Smith applauds the passage of the CARES
act, saying “It is now incumbent upon Secretary Purdue and his team at USDA to
make sure the relief made available is speedily delivered to cattle producers
In a letter to US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Friday, NCBA and 45 state cattle groups remind USDA that US cattle production accounts for 18% of total cash receipts of ag commodities. The letter states that NCBA believes economic assistance for cattle producers should not only prioritize financial loss due to COVID-19 but also be market oriented, not disrupt market signals and not be a permanent subsidy program.
Smith says they stand ready to assist USDA to make sure
action is taken as quickly and equitably as possible.
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