One of the most high-profile events in farm country affected by coronavirus concerns is the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo. Some producers had to pack up and leave for home while others didn’t even make the trip.
As COVID-19 impacts the supply chain, beef prices in grocery stores have started to skyrocket. Is $7.99 per pound for ground beef common? An interactive map shows just how high prices are getting for consumers today.
USDA says farmers intend to plant 97 million acres of corn in 2020. As COVID-19 acts as an anchor on the markets, and the ethanol crisis continues to unfold, some analysts say 97 million acres could be a stretch.
The COVID-19 outbreak created challenges for the food industry in Asia, with in-restaurant dining suspended in some countries for several weeks. But, demand for pork and beef has proven resilient at the retail level.
Texas Beef Team members have been challenged to help out communities statewide by volunteering their time or donating food to their local food banks. The “Texas Beef Team Gives Back" initiative runs through August 31.