Cattle group calls on USDA to address coronavirus impact

Cattle group calls on USDA to address coronavirus impact

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is calling on the USDA to take immediate steps to address the impact the coronavirus is having on the cattle market.

USCA board member and Nebraska cattle feeder Lee Reichmuth
says developing a plan to keep packing plants up and running should be the top
priority.

“The first thing we need to do is calm the markets down and
put some kind of certainty in that the plants will run…in case an employee or
employees get coronavirus, the last thing the industry needs at this present
time is another plant to be closed,” Reichmuth says.

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