NEWS & MEDIA
December 23, 2020
LMA Applauds Congress for Passing Livestock Dealer Statutory Trust, Ensuring Payment Protection for Livestock Sellers
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) applauds Congress for passing Dealer Statutory Trust in the COVID relief package. A Dealer Statutory Trust will provide sellers of livestock much needed payment protection during dealer payment defaults.
August 27, 2020
Larry Schnell Installed as LMA President for 2020-2022 Term
Larry Schnell of Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange in Dickinson, North Dakota, was installed president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) at the 2020 Annual LMA Membership Meeting, held virtually on Sunday, August 23. Schnell will complete a two-year term leading the nation’s largest, livestock marketing association that represents more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses.
May 15, 2020
House COVID Bill Provides Key Livestock-Industry Support
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) supports livestock provisions included in the House HEROS Act, particularly a Dealer Statutory Trust to improve recovery in payment defaults and additional funds for producer payments to compensate cattle price losses.
April 14, 2020
LMA Encourages Investigation of Beef Packers
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is encouraged to see Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be extending its oversight to determine the causes of divergence between boxed and live beef prices, beginning with the Holcomb, Kansas beef processing plant fire and now incorporating the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 18, 2020
Livestock Marketing Association on COVID-19 Precautions
Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is actively working to keep livestock auction markets functioning while following the rapidly changing field of guidance and mandates for businesses in light of COVID-19. Livestock auction markets are essential to maintaining infrastructure and food supply as well as access to capital for the thousands of farmers and ranchers who depend on livestock auction markets to sell their livestock.