The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) continues to advocate for the interests of cattle ranchers with respect to environmental policies regarding climate change and the country’s waterways.
âAt the end of the day, he opposes overly heavy regulation of the beef industry and supports science,â said Scott Yager, NCBA’s chief environmental adviser. âEnsure that we have a good common strategy and that our producers have the opportunity to participate in these carbon markets if they wish, keeping it voluntary, without a government mandate. “
Yager said many beef producers are early adopters of carbon sequestration, but they can’t be paid for what they’ve already done. He said science proves cattle are part of the solution, not part of the problem. Yager said the NCBA is also following the recent revival of United States Waters Law (WOTUS) as the Biden administration seeks to repeal and replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule that was put in place by the Trump administration.