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Lyons-Blythe Says Cattle Producers Must Take Part in Sustainability Conversation
Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:57:55 CST
U.S. beef cattle production has been a longtime scapegoat for global climate change. Environmental and animal rights extremist groups latched onto the idea that animal agriculture - especially cattle production, is a primary producer of harmful greenhouse gasses. Today, the world is beginning to know what cattle producers have known for decades: cattle production is not the climate-killer radical groups have made it out to be.
Listen to Ron's conversation with Debbie here.
Though new data from last year’s IPCC report show cattle production is less harmful than previously thought and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association pledged to be climate neutral by 2040, a deep untrust between climate activists and ranchers remains.
Kansas cattlewoman and chairman-elect for the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, said she was hesitant herself to join the Roundtable. She said she believes representing the cattle industry at the Roundtable is the right thing to do but appreciates cattle producers who do not support engagement from the industry with this group.
“To some of the naysayers that are upset with me for being involved with the Roundtable, I will tell them they are not 100% wrong,” Lyons-Blythe said. “There are a lot of organizations and groups that are very much against farming and ranching, who are throwing around the word ‘sustainability.’ That does not mean (sustainability) is not coming.”
Eventually, the cattle industry is going to be forced to address the issue, Lyons-Blythe said. She feels that by being directly involved in the discussion she is making sure the conversation includes and takes into consideration sustainability at the farm and ranch level, she said.
“If we do not get involved today, we are going to have regulations (enforced) on us,” Lyons-Blythe said. “If we can show today, that by having a grazing-management plan, we are sequestering carbon and already addressing those issues.”
At this stage in achieving climate neutrality, she said she is proud of the progress USRSB has achieved.
If you missed yesterday’s conversation with Lyons-Blythe, catch up here.
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