CCA in the News
Local restaurants are facing higher meat prices Random Lengths News “Mark Lacey, a cattle rancher near Independence (about three hours northeast of Bakersfield), is president of the California Cattlemen’s Association and a member of the California Beef Council. That places him on the producer end of the beef market. ‘Everything is a little more expensive in California,’ Lacey said. ‘Some of that has to do with regulatory costs.’” To continue reading, click here.
2,000 attend Klamath rally demanding answer to water problems Capital Press “By the thousands, they rolled through the Southern Oregon countryside in tractors, hay trucks, log trucks, pickups and minivans, their hand-painted signs greeted by supportive passers-by who agreed with the message of Friday’s “Shut Down and Fed Up” rally: the water problems that for decades have plagued the region and its farmers must be resolved.” To continue reading, click here.
Coronavirus Heightens California’s Wildfire Risk The Wall Street Journal “A line of firefighters wearing yellow protective gear trudged up a ridge carrying water hoses on a recent Thursday, all wearing smoke shrouds on their faces and standing at least 6 feet apart. The participants were engaged in a new type of wildfire training that involves masks and social distancing, part of an unprecedented effort by authorities in the West to prepare for what could be yet another dangerous fire season and the first in memory to take place during a pandemic.” To continue reading, click here.
U.S. Transportation Dept. Updates Final Hours of Service Rule California Ag Today “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published its final rule updating the “Hours of Service” rules designed to increase safety on America’s roads. The department updated multiple existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers.” To continue reading, click here.
U.S. Ground Beef Sales Up $1 Billion in 2020 Drovers “Through May 17, U.S. ground beef sales increased more than $1 billion compared to the same period last year. That’s just some of COVID-19’s impact on retail meat and poultry markets, says Anne-Marie Roerink, president of 210 Analytics.” To continue reading, click here.
COVID-19 likely to affect beef industry into 2021 Beef Magazine “Cattle processing challenges continue to limit the amount of beef available to consumers. While daily slaughter levels have consistently improved, they have yet to approach levels that would match slaughter-ready cattle supplies, let alone begin to work through the backlog of cattle accumulated during the past two months.” To continue reading, click here.
CCA Midyear Meeting & Cattle PAC Auction
Originally scheduled for June 17-19 in San Luis Obispo County, this year’s Midyear Meeting has been postponed to June 15-17, 2021.
As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, please watch for the status of upcoming CCA events and local association meetings to be posted at calcattlemen.org, on CCA’s social media platforms and in future issues of Legislative Bulletin.
Additionally, with the impact the outbreak has had on many livestock sales, CCA has created a webpage (calcattlemen.org/upcomingsales) on the CCA website dedicated to hosting the status of upcoming sales. To submit the status of your upcoming sale please fill out the form on the webpage or click here.
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From international trade questions to fairs and junior livestock show cancellations to ranchers working through COVID-19 and supply chain challenges, you won’t want to miss this June issue of the California Cattleman.