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Resilience Reigned in 2020: How Livestock Producers Navigated the Pandemic

The onset of the COVID-19 hit the livestock industry especially hard. A sudden loss of demand caused prices to plummet. But thanks to the ability to pivot quickly, livestock producers showed resilience in 2020.

As agriculture awaits confirmation Joe Biden will tap Tom Vilsack as the next Secretary of Agriculture, Washington insiders say Vilsack is a known entity, which would be a positive for U.S. farmers and ranchers.
What Vilsack’s Return to USDA Would Mean for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers

As agriculture awaits confirmation Joe Biden will tap Tom Vilsack as the next Secretary of Agriculture, Washington insiders say Vilsack is a known entity, which would be a positive for U.S. farmers and ranchers.

Left Behind: A Political Battle for Affordable Healthcare for Farmers

Affordable health insurance is a pain point in rural America, an issue National Rural Health Association says is getting worse, not better. Now, agricultural groups are helping find solutions for farmers and ranchers.

The surge of COVID-19 cases across the country is hitting rural hospitals especially hard. Many aren’t equipped to handle critical patients, and with hospitals at capacity, some rural hospitals are unable to send patients to urban hospitals for care.
COVID-19 Crisis: Rural Hospitals Have Nowhere to Send Critical Patients

The surge of COVID-19 cases across the country is hitting rural hospitals especially hard. Many aren’t equipped to handle critical patients. Now some hospitals are unable to send patients to urban hospitals for care.

Meat processing plants house unique environments. From chilled temperatures to unique air flow, researchers at Kansas State are researching if CDC guidelines work in meat processing facilities.
Carving Out Answers to How COVID-19 Survives in Meat Processing Plants

Meat processing plants house unique environments. From chilled temperatures to unique air flow, researchers at Kansas State are researching if CDC guidelines work in meat processing facilities.

As the Great Plains see plunging temperatures this week, one meteorologist thinks crops in the core of the Corn Belt escaped major damage thanks to constant cloud cover. However, livestock producers may not be so lucky.
Rude Awakening for Crops, Livestock as Plains See Temperature Swing

As the Great Plains see plunging temperatures this week, one meteorologist thinks crops in the core of the Corn Belt escaped major damage thanks to constant cloud cover. However, livestock producers may not be so lucky.

When Farm Journal first met Patrick Montgomery last year, the three-year-old business was just picking up steam. Thanks to some new-found fame, KC Cattle Company has since taken off.
Veteran-Owned Cattle Company Proves Suffering Builds Grit

When Farm Journal first met Patrick Montgomery last year, the three-year-old business was just picking up steam. Thanks to some new-found fame, KC Cattle Company has since taken off.

The President made a broad statement Tuesday about cattle imports, asking USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to look into terminating bringing in cattle from other countries, a possible decision that could come with consequences.
Halting Beef Imports Could Hurt Demand, Spark Unintended Consequences

The President made a broad statement Tuesday about cattle imports, asking USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to look into terminating bringing in cattle from other countries. However, a decision could come with consequences.