Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Statement of NCFC President Chuck Conner on Invocation of the Defense Production Act for Meat Processing

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:32:43 CDT

Statement of NCFC President Chuck Conner on Invocation of the Defense Production Act for Meat Processing -“NCFC would like to commend the Trump Administration for invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) to keep meat processing facilities across the country open during this crisis. Protecting our country’s food supply is a key national security issue—making sure

Americans have access to enough food has been a priority of our government since the founding. The situation faced by meat processors is unprecedented and without action today, there is a very real threat of severe disruptions to the food supply chain. In addition, inaction will have impacts far into the future, as the inability to sell the animals they have raised and fed threatens the financial viability of farmers and ranchers across the U.S.

“The Department of Homeland Security recognized the importance of the food supply chain in declaring its workers as essential employees in their recent guidance on responding to the pandemic. In addition, recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if followed, will help to protect workers at meat processing plants and reduce the chance of transmission of the virus.

“Having lived through the BSE crisis while at USDA and having had to make some tough calls at that time, I know that today’s decision, while necessary, was not easy. In the days ahead, there will be more hard choices to be made. NCFC and our co-op members remain committed to doing everything within our abilities to protect our food supply and ensure the viability of our farmers and ranchers.”


   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Cleaning on a Regular Basis is a Must in Offices as We Return to Workplace  Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:45:18 CDT
  • California Scientist Believes Cattle Are Not Adding Extra Methane To The Environment  Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:44:45 CDT
  • Lucas Praises Successful SpaceX Launch: This is a New Era of Space Travel  Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:37:57 CDT
  • National Dairy Month to Recognize Dairy Farmers’ Commitment to Communities  Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:37:06 CDT
  • New Thresholds, Familiar Program Helps Bull Buyer Narrow Options  Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:33:28 CDT
  • Monday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning   Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:04:56 CDT
  • Lucas Joins Colleagues Advocating Flexibility for Oklahoma’s Cattle Producers  Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:01:47 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 29  Sun, 31 May 2020 16:40:47 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma City Farm Show KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.