Government policy top concern for U.S. cattle leader

Government policy top concern for U.S. cattle leader

Bob Burgdorfer

Reuters

Combating government regulations that could raise costs for already struggling U.S. cattle producers will be the top priority of the next president of the nation’s largest cattle group.

Cattle producers have been losing money for nearly two years and some may go out of business, but Steve Foglesong, who is set to become the next president of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said government policies on ethanol use and climate change could pose more serious problems for the industry.

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