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Cattle Producers Talk Policy Priorities on Capitol Hill

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:48:00 CDT

Cattle Producers Talk Policy Priorities on Capitol Hill


Beef producers from across the country are in Washington, D.C. this week for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Legislative Conference, where they are learning about issues affecting the cattle industry and lobbying legislators on these important matters.


NCBA President Tracy Brunner says defeating the EPA’s WOTUS regulations - which are currently being litigated in federal court - is a high priority when it comes to protecting the private property rights of members. He says cattle producers should be able retain the water rights they purchase with a piece of land.


Another hot topic being discussed is how to best utilize the funds raised by the NCBA Political Action Committee. Brunner says investing in candidates who are open to working with the cattle industry is key.


Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Brunner during the NCBA Legislative Conference. Hear more about the national issues affecting cattle producers during this edition of the Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.


   


   

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