The strange 2020 session of the Missouri Legislature recently wrapped up, and the USDA announced how it will be paying out Coronavirus relief funds. Eric, Spencer, and BJ discussed these issues on a Facebook Live edition of Digging In, and they got into the debate about livestock pricing and market manipulation.
🔥🔥🦠The #CFAP website was updated last night and now includes new information. Our @FarmBureau @FBMarketIntel has been updated with the latest info. Not sure what "milk not subject to price risk" means https://www.fb.org/market-intel/reviewing-coronavirus-food-assistance-program-details
🥓Who is responsible for meat and poultry inspection regulations?
@USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is the lead agency for meat inspection. The food safety requirements for establishments are set by the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act.
Livestock producers are frustrated with the effect of consolidation in the meatpacking industry. Missouri Farm Bureau is working to find solutions so farmers are treated fairly.
MOFB Statement on Livestock Marketing and Structural Issues
Yesterday afternoon, Missouri Farm Bureau asked the University of Missouri to analyze marketing and structural issues in the livestock sector, includi...