AFBF's Duvall Calls for Patience and COVID Resurge Impact on Beef
**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 across the country, some states are again closing the door on 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.
**Low-priced flowers from Central and South America have driven many California flower growers out of business, and representatives say a new decision may accelerate that trend.
The U.S. Trade Representative’s office says it will allow roses from Ecuador to enter the U.S. duty-free.
The California Cut Flower Commission says members are disappointed, and imports have already pushed more than three-quarters of U.S. rose growers out of business.