Joint Statement by NCBA and PLC on Senate Passage of Funding Bill

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The only thing that will ever make public land ranching in the Southwest “viable” is to wrest those lands (by whatever means necessary) from the grasp of the FedGov parasites and return them to their rightful owners. — jtl, 419

WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2014) – The $1.1 trillion omnibus package passed by the Senate today held several strong wins for the cattle industry. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan and Public Lands Council President Brenda Richards remarked on Senate Passage of 2015 Funding Legislation:

“We greatly appreciate Congress’ passage of this important legislation which contained a
number of critical provisions that will support the viability of our industry for the year to come. The bill made a major step in addressing over-burdensome regulation from the EPA by withdrawing the Interpretative Rule as part of the Waters of the United States proposed regulation. The rule, which attempts to clarify farming and ranching provisions under the Clean Water, adds uncertainty rather than explanation for landowners and threatens fines of up to $37,500 per day. While not a complete fix, this is a critical step in addressing the strong concerns farmers and ranchers have with this regulation.

“Viable public lands and the ranchers who lease those acres are critical not only to the cattle industry, but to the preservation of those lands for multiple use, wildlife habitat and wildfire prevention and suppression. The bill kept ranchers in the West on the land, holding budgets for the BLM and Forest Service level, despite the President’s request to cut funding for federal grazing and range programs.

“There is language included that prevents the Interior Department from listing the sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act for the fiscal year and the additional funding to continue sage grouse conservation efforts is important to prevent a future listing of the bird. Listing the sage grouse would take the most successful natural resource stewards, ranchers, off the land.

“The bill also contained continued assurance on a number of environmental regulations. Specifically, the bill prevents funding for the EPA to require cattle producers to obtain greenhouse gas permits for livestock and to prevent mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from manure management systems.

“The passage by both the House and Senate is a clear message that Congress supports our industry and is willing to put a stop the overzealous Administration and their attempt to take production agriculture off the land.”

The NCBA release on House passage can be found HERE

The PLC release on House passage can be found HERE

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Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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One Response to Joint Statement by NCBA and PLC on Senate Passage of Funding Bill

  1. futuret says:

    THANKS EVER SO MUCH FOR THE DEDICATION OF RESEARCH, ALL OF US CAN NOT RESEARCH EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME, EACH PERSON IS IMPORTANT IN MAKING OTHERS AWARE. WE MUST ALL REALIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR PENSIONS, AS FOR ME I DO NOT HAVE ONE, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN I SHOULD NOT TAKE AN INTEREST IN WHAT IS HAPPENING ALL THE WAY AROUND ME. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE COMPETING FOR JOBS, AND THAT IS THE FULLY RETIRED PERSONS, THAT MUST AGAIN GET BACK INTO THE SADDLE AND INTO THE WORK FORCE. IT IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY, SINCE THIS GROUP IS ESPECIALLY OLDER AND HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR AWHILE. MAY BE US CITY FOLKS CAN COME OUT THERE, WHERE EVER YOU ARE AND HELP PICK CROPS, IF YOU CAN BUS LOAD US WITH MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YA’ALL CAN ADVERTISE FOR US CITY FOLK HERE. WELL BACK INTO THE SADDLE AGAIN:

    http://www.pensionrights.org/take-action/act-now/summary-pension-cutback-provisions-cromnibus

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