As Congress prepares to address the pandemic, Nebraska Farm Bureau has asked members of Nebraska’s Congressional delegation to make sure actions address several key areas of concern for Nebraska agriculture. In a letter to the delegation, Nebraska Farm Bureau shared its hope that Congress provide some level of stabilization payments to agriculture producers, including cattle producers who’ve taken the brunt of the recent market downturns. In addition, the organization asked the delegation to keep in touch with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns about potential market manipulation in cattle markets. Farm Bureau also highlighted the need for Congress to work with USDA to ensure meat packing and dairy processors remain operational in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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