Environmental Regulation

Beef Checkoff to host Climate Week Webinar 9/23/2021

There is likely to be increased coverage about beef’s role in sustainability surrounding Climate Week NYC 2021 on Sept. 20-26 and the UN Food Systems Summit on Sept. 23. The good news is that this also provides a great opportunity for you to proactively share beef’s sustainability story and positive information about its role in […]

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Current federal proposed rules open for public comment

The current worksheet of relevant federal notices, proposed rules and new rules that are open for public comment was updated 9/13/2021.   View the worksheet online  2021.09.13.proposed regulations and agency notices open for public comment Download the worksheet as an Excel file 2021.09.13.proposed regulations and agency notices open for public comment

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Important Sonoran Desert Tortoise BMP Workshop 8/31

Workshop: Best Ranching Management Practices in Sonoran Desert Tortoise Habitat Tuesday, August 31st from 1:00-3:00 PM  Longhorn Grill and Saloon 28851 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ  (Exit 48 on I-19) Please  RSVP to Chris Postel so we’ll know how many to expect.  Chris Postel Pima NRCD Clerk 520-220-1221 cell clerk.pimanrcd@gmail.com Ranchers!   The US Fish […]

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SACPA In-Person Gathering Saturday, August 21, 2021

In-Person SACPA Meeting Saturday, August 21  Please RSVP to Micaela (520) 393-1722  ASAP Location: The Bell Ranch, 97 Old Ruby Rd, Nogales, AZ                       Directions: Heading South on I-19 take Exit 12 to West Frontage Road. Head south on West Frontage Road approximately 1/3 mile. Turn […]

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Governor Ducey Stands Up for Arizonans

  Recent Important Gubernatorial Activity In the last couple of weeks, Governor Ducey co-signed two important letters with other governors. (Please consider sending him a note of thanks.) 1. Governor Ducey co-signed a letter with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, dated June 10, 2021, requesting border assistance from the other states. The two governors wrote to […]

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Three federal agencies announce future regulatory intentions

Three federal agencies announce future regulatory intentions Three federal agencies published the following announcements of their future regulatory plans: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service have announced their intent to rescind five agriculture-friendly Endangered Species Act regulatory revisions that were finalized during the Trump Administration. This will allow the agencies […]

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“America the Beautiful” Report Gets Mixed Reviews

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”  – Abraham Lincoln The following are diverse viewpoints, from rural and agricultural interests, of the USDA/USDI “America the Beautiful” Report. The report responds to the inclusion of […]

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USDA Releases Report on Guidelines for 30X30 Agenda

Joe Biden signed Executive Order (EO) 14008, “Tackling Climate Change.” The EO recommends conserving 30% of all lands in the United States by the year 3030. In early May 2021, the US Departments of Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce, and the Council on Environmental Quality released “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful, a preliminary report  to […]

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