NCBA Applauds Protect Farmers from the SEC ACT in Senate

Dan Cattle, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Regulation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) supports the Senate version of the Protect Farmers from the SEC Act, a companion bill to legislation introduced into the House of Representatives by Oklahoma Republican Frank Lucas. “The Securities and Exchange Commissions’ overly broad rulemaking has the potential to increase burdens on cattle producers by requiring data that’s impossible to provide,” says NCBA …

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New Zealand Plans to Tax Cow Methane

Dan Cattle, Economy, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, This Land of Ours

New Zealand is the Latest Country to Tax Cow Burps. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. New Zealand farmers recently gathered in towns and cities across the country to protest against the government’s plan to tax “agricultural emissions.” Reuters says the government confirmed plans to price agricultural gases and biogenic methane, which it says come from cow and …


NCBA Sees Wins as Stopping Bad Ideas

Dan Cattle, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says stopping bad ideas for them, is a ‘win’…and their CEO Colin Woodall says NCBA’s been busy trying to do that. Woodall says sometimes winning isn’t passing things, but stopping them, including burdensome greenhouse gas reporting. “Such as being able to fight back against the SEC rule…in things such as, making sure that legislation was not …


Brewer’s Yeast to Cut Methane

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, Livestock, This Land of Ours

A good use for leftover brewer’s yeast. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Brewer’s yeast used to make beer is typically discarded once it’s no longer needed. Sometimes, though, the leftover yeast is mixed into livestock feed as a source of protein and vitamins. Now, there may be even more reason to continue this practice, according to findings …


American Farmers are Dropping Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, USDA-EPA

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions fell over four percent from 2019 to 2020. The recent Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks shows ag represents only 10 percent of total U.S. emissions, much lower than other economic sectors. Farm Bureau economists analyzed the EPA data and found that total agricultural emissions in …