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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, its impact on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. NCBA will provide updates on this page as more information becomes available. Thank you to all of the NCBA members who continue to support the work NCBA is doing. We couldn't do it without you! 

 

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News & Information

May 22, 2020 - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions

May 19, 2020 - NCBA Press Release About CFAP 

May 19, 2020 - President Donald Trump Addresses Beef Imports During NCBA White House Visit

May 19, 2020 - USDA Announces Details of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 15, 2020 - Letter to Congress asking for Conservation Reserve Program Flexibility

May 14, 2020 - Resource Brief on Cattle Care During Market Disruptions

May 14, 2020 - Hours of Service Final Rule and Get to Know the Rule 

May 14, 2020 - U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America's Truckers 

May 13, 2020 - Updated Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

May 12, 2020 - Information for Farmers and Ranchers about Applying for Direct Payments through CFAP

May 6, 2020 - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information for Agriculture Businesses

May 5, 2020 - NCBA's Policy on COOL

May 4, 2020 - Dr. Koontz Sends Letter On How Marketing Mandates May Negatively Impact Cattle Industry

May 4, 2020 - Export and Import Questions and Answers with Marty Smith

May 4, 2020 - SBA to Make EIDL Available to Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic 

May 1, 2020 - Beltway Beef Podcast with Colin Woodall and Marty Smith Discussing NCBA's Work to Keep Processing Facilities Open and Keeping the Supply Chain Moving

April 29, 2020 - Updated Paycheck Protection Program FAQs and PPP Calculation Guidance

April 29, 2020 - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information 

April 28, 2020 - President Trump Signs Order to Keep Beef Plants Operating 

April 27, 2020 - NCBA Responds to CDC Guidelines to Keep Workers Safe in Processing Plants

April 27, 2020 - NCBA Helps Lead Ag Coalition Letter Urging Improvements to Paycheck Protection Program

April 26, 2020 - Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employees Guidance from CDC and OSHA

April 25, 2020 - Beltway Beef Podcast with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Discusses Status of Meat Processing Plants and Employees. 

April 24, 2020 - USDA Stakeholder Update Regarding SBA

April 24, 2020 - Paycheck Protection Program FAQs and PPP Calculation Guidance 

April 23, 2020 - NCBA Ensures Cattle Producers Can Access Additional PPP Relief 

April 23, 2020 - Final Senate CFAP Payment Limit Letter

April 23, 2020 - Final House CFAP Payment Limit Letter 

April 23, 2020 - NCBA Sends Letter to Perdue to Urge Against CFAP Payment Limitations on Cattle Producers

April 21, 2020 - NCBA Delivers PPP Increase Act for Cattle Producers 

April 20, 2020 - Beltway Beef Podcast with Ethan Lane Providing an Update About COVID Relief for Producers 

April 20, 2020 - NCBA Along with Other Groups Sent a Letter to President Trump Asking for Additional Engagement with Local Governments to Ensure Packing Plants Stay Open

April 18, 2020 - FDA Deputy Commissioner FAQs Concerning Food Safety During COVID 19 and for the Future

April 17, 2020 -  NCBA Applauds USDA Relief Plan

April 17, 2020 - Colin Woodall Interview on RFD-TV

April 15, 2020 - CNN Covers Beef Supply Chain 

April 15, 2020 - DHS and USDA Move to Protect American Farmers and Ensure Continued Flow of America's Food Supply

April 14, 2020 - NCBA, PLC and ASI Send Letter Advocating Needs for Rural Healthcare Workers

April 13, 2020 - USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities

April 9, 2020 - Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

April 8, 2020 - DOT extended the Hours of Service waiver until May 15, 2020

April 8, 2020 - Letter sent to President Trump

April 8, 2020 - NCBA Requests President Trump Expand USDA Market Investigation, Examine Future Markets

April 7, 2020 - NCBA and a coalition of other livestock groups sent a letter to Vice President Pence to express the concern of the shortage of carbon dioxide that would impact access to essential food and beverage supply.

April 3, 2020 - NCBA joined a coalition of groups requesting the governors of all 50 states to adopt "critical infrastructure" guidelines regarding food and agriculture as defined by the Department of Homeland Security  

April 3, 2020 - Department of Labor FAQs Regarding the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Program 

April 3, 2020 - PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet

April 1, 2020 - NCBA Applauds Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging COVID-19 Relief for Producers

March 31, 2020 - Temporary Guidance for Vets and Producers on Telemedicine and VCPR

March 30, 2020 - Woodall Update on Beef Demand

March 30, 2020 - Woodall Update 

March 29, 2020 - Woodall Update on NCBA's Work Since the Start of COVID-19

March 27, 2020 - NCBA - NCBA Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Perdue

March 27, 2020 - Farm and Ranch - NCBA Coronavirus Update for Ag

March 26, 2020 - NCBA - Daily COVID-19 Response

March 26, 2020 - FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

March 26, 2020 - EPA Announces Enforcement Discretion Policy

March 26, 2020 - AgriNews - Gate to Plate Interview with Ethan Lane

March 26, 2020 - Oklahoma Farm Report - Ethan Lane Interview about Stimulus Help for Cattle Producers and Demand 

March 26, 2020 - NCBA - Daily COVID-19 Response 

March 25, 2020 - CNBC - Ethan Lane Interview 

March 25, 2020 - NCBA - NCBA Urges Swift Package of Coronavirus Relief Legislation

March 24, 2020 - CNBC - Ethan Lane Interview 

March 24, 2020 - NCBA - Daily COVID-19 Response 

March 24, 2020 - RFD-TV - Woodall Talking About the Importance of Moving Beef Through the Supply Chain

March 23, 2020 - NCBA - Daily COVID-19 Response 

March 23, 2020 - NCBA - Audio News Release with Colin Woodall 

March 23, 2020 - Cattlemen to Cattlemen - Update from Colin Woodall

March 21, 2020 - Drovers - Tyson to add $5 to Cash Cattle Prices 

March 20, 2020 - NCBA - Letter to EPA

March 20, 2020 - USDA - Guidance From USDA FSIS 

March 19, 2020 - NCBA - Letter to Capitol Hill

March 19, 2020 - NCBA Press Release - NCBA Sends Letter to Capitol Hill Urging Relief for Cattle Producers 

March 19, 2020 - Brownfield Ag News - NCBA to Ask Congress For Financial Assistance 

March 19, 2020 - Drovers - NCBA Prioritizes Beef Supply Chain Continuation  

March 18, 2020 - Drovers - Temporary Hours of Service Exemption for Livestock Haulers

March 18, 2020 - Beltway Beef Podcast - Coronavirus Update

March 18, 2020 - Policy Action Update on COVID-19 from Ethan Lane, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs

March 18, 2020 - Letter to the White House 

March 18, 2020 - Letter to NAMI and Four Major Beef Packing Companies

March 16, 2020 - LaneCast Podcast - Impact of Coronavirus on the U.S. Beef Supply Chain 

March 13, 2020 - NCBA Release - Statement from Colin Woodall on the Impact of Coronavirus on U.S. Beef Supply Chain 

 

Frequently Asked Questions And Resources  

 

Additional Information

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FAQs

Best Practices for Retail Store, Restaurants and Food Pickup/Delivery Services

Bureau of Land Management FAQs

Forest Service Guidance 

USDA FSIS COVID Information

CDC Recommendations to Prevent Sickness

COVID-19 FAQs created by NCBA, a Contractor to the Beef Checkoff

DOT Fact Sheet for Hours of Service Exemption

DOT Emergency Declaration 

CSU Resources and Advice for Farmers

Information from the USDA

Information from the CDC

FSIS Retail Guidance 

World Organization for Animal Health

Kansas State University webinars

Telemedicine in Vet Practices

Safely Distributing Unused Human Food for Animal Food

 

State Resources

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Washington

Maine