Cattlemen Fight Environmental Regulations

Farmers and ranchers are experienced in managing air quality and have been using the best management practices to manage dust in rural America for generations.

But now, the Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to regulate this fugitive dust.

Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association are working to make sure un-warranted dust regulations are not placed on agriculture.

Another battle on Capitol Hill is to keep superfund laws, designed to deal with industrial toxic waste, from applying to manure on farms and ranches.

Cattlemen are urging the U.S Congress to pass legislation making it clear that farms and ranches are not to be regulated under superfund laws, and protecting the right to use animal manure as a safe, natural fertilizer in agriculture.