This week I used to be invited to affix the Farm Traveler podcast for a quick dialogue on impacts of COVID-19 on the meat trade. I’ve spent a lot of the previous eight weeks studying every part I can on the impacts to our trade and attempting to maintain up with the questions coming from farmers, ranchers and beef advocates I work with.

Beef and COVID-19 Interview

Right here’s a video of our interview the place I share a few of the traits we’re seeing so far as impacts on the cattle and beef trade through the coronavirus pandemic. For those who’d wish to take heed to the interview, discover it on the Farm Traveler podcast right here.

  • What influence is COVID-19 having on the meat trade?
  • Is there a cattle scarcity? Or is that completely different from a beef scarcity?
  • Will laws proposed by Warren and Booker have an effect on large-scale livestock agriculture?
  • What misinformation is being shared associated to beef and COVID-19?
  • Are there any advantages the meat trade may even see popping out of the coronavirus pandemic?
  • What traits are altering with cooking at house extra typically and lack of journey?

As quickly because the interview began and we talked about the climate in Colorado, Google wished to chime in from my cellphone. I couldn’t get it to do this once more if I attempted. Guess, that’s simply actual life. #facepalm

Beef Sources on Coronavirus

Throughout this coronavirus pandemic, there was a ton of uncertainty about what the longer term could appear like and if our meals provide will stay secure. The very best voices of purpose I’ve discovered sharing correct data has been our land grant college agriculture economists. They’ve been in a position to maintain a reasonably level-head and persist with sharing their science-based views.

Listed here are a number of hyperlinks I’ve discovered most useful concerning beef and COVID-19.

beef and COVID-19 on the farm traveler podcast

Amidst the entire uncertainties, one factor we all know is that the state of affairs adjustments day by day. And till we discover a long-term answer to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ll proceed to see disruptions to our day by day lives and what we as soon as knew as regular.

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Ryan Goodman

Ryan Goodman lives in Colorado, is an avid path and ultrarunner, and works with farmers and ranchers to assist them share their tales of agriculture and the way meals is raised. Join with Ryan on-line as @BeefRunner. #TeamBeef.