Full reauthorization of LMR one of the top legislative priorities for NCBA
Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association outlined their legislative priorities for 2022 as they closed out the Cattle Industry Convention in Houston, Texas. NCBA’s president-elect says a full reauthorization of Livestock Mandatory Reporting by Congress is one of the top priorities for the nation’s cattle producers.
Todd Wilkinson is a cattle producer from South Dakota. “The reporting that is coming out of the market, if we don’t have that information, it is very difficult to be transparent,” he says. “And if we’ve heard anything, that’s what we need is price transparency.”
Wilkinson tells Brownfield LMR needs to be updated. “It needs to be current,” he says. “It needs to come into the 21st Century.”
AUDIO: Todd Wilkinson, president-elect NCBA
Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs with NCBA tells Brownfield funding for LMR is set to expire February 18th. “Whatever they’re able to do here in terms of a funding bill by February 18th, if they move that until the end of September that gives everybody some time to look at LMR,” he says. “And talk about some updates and hopefully move forward to a full five-year reauthorization. And that’s what we’re looking forward to talking about.”
AUDIO: Ethan Lane, NCBA