What does that stand for?  A lot of goat people probably don’t know what this acronym stands for.  It is Coronavirus Food Act Program that is administered through the Farm Service Agency.  Livestock producers can go to their FSA office, pick up a form and fill out the # of head of livestock.  The government then sends the producer some $s.  This program is good for cattle, sheep and hogs.  Wait!  What?  No goats.

No.  Goats are NOT included in this program.   GoatLivesMatterToo.  With all of the bitching & whining going on in the world, you would think that agriculture and government would be cognizant of their blatant racism and lack of inclusiveness for the goat sector.  I guess I should start a riot.  Maybe we need to go to San Angelo and tear down that sheep statue, even though that sheep doesn’t have anything to do with it.  Maybe we need to protest the United States Naval Academy for their use of Bill the Goat as their team mascot.  Let’s force the Hartford Yard Goats to change their name and logo.

I’ll tell you what I’m going to do.  I’m going to let common sense prevail.  I’ve got a job and things to do, so I’m going to work.  I don’t have time to protest.  I am just going to let the county FSA office know about it and I would recommend all of you goat producers do the same.  Just make a smart ass remark about goat lives matter.  Maybe word will get passed up the food chain and they will add goats to the program.  Maybe not.  Either way, we are free to produce goats or not.  Our choice.  There is no oppression holding us back.

I just pray that the rest of our nation will pull their heads out, listen to some common sense and find real solutions to problems.

Have a good one and a better tomorrow.  Be safe on this holiday but dang sure have some fun.  I will.

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