Inside The Colorado Beef Council w/Executive Director Todd Inglee…
COVID-19, New Colorado Beef Directory, Teacher Resources & More…
The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – April 2, 2020 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio is Todd Inglee, Executive Director of the Colorado Beef Councildiscussing multiple issues that impact Colorado Beef Producers and the Beef Industry within the state:
Thoughts about COVID-19 Impact on the Beef Industry
U.S. Senator Gardner and Bipartisan, Bicameral Colleagues Urge USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers
“We write to request swift assistance for cattle producers with the resources provided in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act to facilitate the stabilization of farm and ranch income to producers who are facing market volatility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout.”
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act, including the replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and additional emergency funding. Doing so would help facilitate the stabilization of farm and ranch income for producers who are facing market volatility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the need for domestic food security,” Gardner and his colleagues wrote. “All farmers and ranchers are vital to our country’s ability to keep food on the table in a future pandemic or related crisis, and many producers, including young producers, are often highly leveraged and cannot fall back on years of equity in a time of crisis. As such, we urge you to quickly deliver relief to producers as we work to lessen the economic impact of this pandemic.”