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Cattle and Beef Industry News
May 5, 2017
Helping ranchers who use federal grazing permits understand their procedural and substantive rights was the focus of a recent seminar conducted by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Public Lands Council. The meeting was hosted by Colorado’s Delta County Livestock Association and the Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
Apr 28, 2017
After the swearing-in ceremony, Perdue made his way to the USDA’s headquarters where he addressed employees. Later in the day he participated in an agricultural roundtable discussion and was on hand as President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO) “promoting agriculture and rural prosperity in America.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
Apr 21, 2017
Brown’s announcement was followed a few days later by a notice from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that the State Water Project (SWP) would supply 100 percent of the contract for contractors north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and 85 percent of requests for other contractors.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
Apr 14, 2017
Nominated by President Donald Trump on Jan. 13 to fill the position a 10th Circuit Court judge, faced partisan opposition. Most Democrats in Congress appeared to oppose Gorsuch as retaliation to the Republicans’ refusal last year to hold hearings on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
Apr 7, 2017
Fish and Wildlife to remove the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from Endangered Species Act (ESA) coverage. The petition is based on new scientific findings confirming that the mouse, far from being “threatened,” is not meaningfully different from other populations of jumping mice with healthy populations in a number of parts of North America.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
Mar 3, 2017
On Feb. 28, the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry held its first hearing on the farm bill. That hearing included testimony from a panel of witnesses that included farmers and ranchers outlining their views on the importance and effectiveness of conservation policies.

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