Auburn Ag Roundup Virtual and AFBF's Duvall Calls for Patience
**Auburn University’s 41st Annual Ag Roundup, typically held prior to a home football game, will be a virtual event this year, due to COVID-19.
Event organizers tell alfafarmers.org, a virtual event actually allows MORE alumni and friends to participate.
The Ag Roundup is November 16-19, and details can be found on the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club’s Facebook page.
The Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation are helping sponsor the event.
**Following last week’s election, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall released a statement praising Americans saying we encourage everyone to remain patient and join together to support those elected to lead this great nation.
Duvall added the issues facing agriculture and rural America are larger than political parties. We need to build on the advancements toward regulatory reform and strengthen the farm bill. We must also continue to expand trade and improve market access for farmers.
**As COVID-19 cases climb, some states are again shutting down indoor dining while others still don’t have it.
And, as the risk of declining restaurant demand for protein becomes a bigger concern, one Kansas State University economist says it could also be a factor for livestock prices moving forward.
Glynn Tonsor tells agweb.com, there’s still plenty of uncertainty left, but considering the rebound in livestock prices from the spring lows, there’s also room for hope.