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Cattlemen Welcome Introduction of Black Vulture Relief Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Black Vulture Relief Act, led by Rep. John Rose (R-TN) and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL).

NCBA Director of Government Affairs Sigrid Johannes, explains what this bill does.

Black vulture depredation rates have increased across the Southeast in recent years, surpassing 30% in some states like Florida. And they are causing issues for cattle ranchers.


Johannes said, “Giving producer’s greater flexibility on black vulture management means one less financial burden to worry about.”

“The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) appreciates Congressman Soto’s co-sponsorship of this commonsense bill,” said Jim Handley, FCA executive vice president. “The economic loss to Florida cattle ranchers from black vultures is significant every year, and we thank Congressman Soto for taking action to assist our industry with this legislation.”