USDA MRP and FSIS Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19

Please see below for a joint statement issued by USDA Under Secretaries Mindy Brashears and Greg Ibach on how the USDA plans to handle challenges associated with COVID-19.  The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association will continue to monitor this ongoing issue and provide timely updates like this one. 

ATTENTION: CATTLE PRODUCERS 
In the instance Congress passes a livestock indemnity program that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would oversee to cover price losses associated with COVID-19, you will need to have evidence of those losses. Start compiling that data NOW to ensure an expedited process. Keep track of sales receipts from the packer or sale barn.

USCA encourages its members to call your two Senators and urge them to consider implementing a livestock indemnity program during this unprecedented time. Dial the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

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