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Beef Cattle Producers to Receive CFAP Funds Soon, Says NCBA's Ethan Lane
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:09:08 CDT
Ethan Lane, NCBA vice president of government affairs, is pleased to see beef cattle producers are going to be receiving CFAP funds soon, as promised by Congress.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Ethan Lane
For the cattle industry we are pleased they are going to follow the plan laid out in December and process that $1.4 billion in the next 30 days or so, Lane said.
Thatís progress and welcome support for our producers out in the country who didnít get as much last spring, Lane said.
Different segments of agriculture will have different aspects of the program to work with as Lane said USDA officials will have to reexamine if there has been an equitable distribution of funds.
The cattle portion is out of that mix because statutory language is specific to how to distribute that money to cattle producers, Lane said.
It sounds to me like it is going to be more of a discussion on how to administer that program for the rest of agriculture, Lane said.
On a related noted, Lane said the cattle industry can work with whoever the Biden administration appoints to the various positions within the administration.
The Biden administration has a lot of different voices to keep happy, Lane said.
We are going to see people appointed opposed to our world view and folks who we have common ground with, Lane said.
They are going to have to balance those different voices within the administration
Climate change is going to dominate all conversations as the Biden administration has made that clear with a number of different plans.
How producers engage with those plans and are rewarded for the good work theyíre doing for the climate will be important, Lane said.
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