Today's Beef Buzz - NCBA's Ethan Lane Explains How They Are Working To Keep The Food Pipeline FullThu, 19 Mar 2020 10:07:41 CDT
On Today’s Beef Buzz, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talks with Ethan Lane, Vice President of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, about steps the beef industry is taking to keep the food pipeline full.
Lane said they are in frequent contact with the Trump administration and other government officials expressing the cattle industry needs.
“We’re not like other industries,” Lane said. “We are part of the food security puzzle that has to continue operating. We’ve tried to communicate that to the administration.”
The beef industry is specifically asking for USDA food inspectors to stay on the job and for livestock haulers to have the freedom to move cattle to market.
Lane said they are asking for financial relief and to be included in any financial aid package to keep commerce moving and operating.
In addition, they are closely monitoring the border closure with Canada to ensure a regular flow of commerce is occurring and so far, he is pleased to see business is flowing unimpeded.
We invite you to check out the link below to read more about the NCBA’s efforts and to see the latest information on the Covid-19 impact on the beef industry. This includes letters they have sent to the White House as well as the USDA.
Also, click or tap here to listen to our complete interview with Lane.
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