The United State’s Cattlemen’s Association will bring a delegation of producers to Washington D.C. this week to talk issues with legislators. States represented at the fly-in will include Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas. USCA President Kenny Graner says this is an opportunity for cattlemen to put a face on the issues being debated in D.C. “This year, we have a strong contingent of livestock haulers who will meet with staff at the Department of Transportation regarding the pending implementation of electronic log devices as well as concerns about the hours of service rule,” says Graner. USCA Vice President Bert Paris will speak with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his staff on issues affecting public lands users across the west. Graner says, “Other issues producers will touch on include the ongoing discussions on animal ID and traceability, along with ongoing issues with Brazil, Chinese trade, and the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.