Livestock producers are welcome to participate in the Virginia Farm Bureau Livestock Advisory Committee meeting via WebEx on Monday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current marketing conditions facing livestock producers in the wake of COVID-19. Mitigation measures to control disease spread have disrupted normal livestock marketing channels and created multiple supply chain issues. The meeting should last approximately one hour unless new conditions warrant additional time.
There will be updates from the following industry representatives:
- Michael Nepveux, Economist- AFBF, will provide a national perspective of livestock markets and meat supply chain issues.
- Mike Carpenter, Manager of Livestock Services- VDACS, will discuss Virginia cattle sales and what future trends are expected for the Commonwealth.
- If the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) producer direct payment details have been finalized and announced by May 18, we will discuss CFAP.
This meeting is open to all livestock producers. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register here.
For those unable to attend, the meeting will be recorded and made available via the VFBF Farmer Resources page. All meeting questions can be directed to Whitney Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-516-0374.