The association for independent cattle producers, known as R-CALF USA, has sent President Trump an “emergency letter,” saying the coronavirus upheaval has significantly worsened the financial and economic conditions of the U.S. cattle industry and the result will be that many cattlemen will not be able to make loan payment deadlines or survive the crisis without immediate intervention.

The Billings, MT-based organization representing about 5,500 cattle ranchers, mostly in the south and west, claims farmers and ranchers were already experiencing a catastrophic crisis before the virus became a national emergency.  R-CALF ‘s letter says it needs five stopgap measures
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