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Cattlemen Hold Successful Summer Business Meeting

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

More than 700 cattle industry leaders from across the country took part in the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting last week in Denver, Colorado. During the event, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) board of directors formally adopted policy positions on issues like international trade, the regulation of fake meat, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act. Joint Committees and Subcommittees met to …

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Livestock Groups Highlight Misuse of Environmental Laws

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock

Cattle and sheep producers warned Congress that environmental laws are increasingly being misused by fringe activist groups and pose a growing threat to grazing on federal lands. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and the Environment held a hearing. It was in response to mounting challenges faced by ranchers who graze livestock on federal lands …

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Farm Bureau Welcomes ESA Regulatory Revisions

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased to see the White House is prioritizing regulatory improvements to the Endangered Species Act. We look forward to reviewing the proposals in greater detail with our members and providing constructive comments to the docket. On their face, the revisions are …

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Farm Bureau Supports Endangered Species Act Reforms

Dan Industry News Release

The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation: “The Western Caucus introduced eight separate bills to reform the Endangered Species Act. The ESA, despite the good intentions it was built on, has failed in recovering endangered wildlife. Instead, it has threatened our ability to make productive use of the land. Perhaps the …

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Over Regulation Threatens Family Farms, AFBF President Duvall Tells Senate

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, in testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, recounted a long list of regulatory abuses and missteps by the federal government. Drawing on his two years as president of the nation’s largest farming organization, Duvall called for bipartisan cooperation in reducing over regulation, which has been a target of administrations …

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NCBA Treasurer on Finances and Issues

Dan Cattle

More than 700 of the nation’s cattle industry leaders on hand for last week’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) board of directors formally adopted policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act. NCBA Treasurer, Marty Smith from just south of Gainesville, Florida, was one of …

Fish and Wildlife Proceeds with Action Despite Directive

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

President Donald Trump recently released a directive freezing all regulatory activity by federal agencies. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will not extend a 90-day comment period on the status of the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act. This is despite the expected public release of a new species population survey from the Western Association …