Regulatory rollbacks and bilateral trade agreements were positives from the Trump Administration for local cattle producers. “The Waters of the United States Rule was an enormous regulation and the administration did away with that,” said Jeff Schafer, president, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. “The new Clean Water Rule is more respective to private property and that was big for North Dakota.” According to Schafer, President Trump should also be complimented on his access. “He made personal visits to North Dakota and much of the Cabinet had conversations here. Our Executive Vice-President Julie Ellingson also met with President Trump in the White House.” As incoming President Joe Biden takes office, local cattle producers want to be actively involved in climate change discussions. “The beef cattle industry has a good story to tell about being stewards of the land and our environmental impact.”
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