Cattlemen Pushing for CAFO Tax Credits

US - Legislation was introduced in the House late last week that will provide owners of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations with tax incentives for complying with new environmental regulations.
calendar icon 3 March 2007
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The National Cattlemens Beef Association is supportive of the legislation which will help CAFO owners pay for some of the costs incurred by new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations aimed at controlling waste runoff and requiring discharge permits by July 31, 2007. Permit costs and modifications to livestock operations could cost producers hundreds of thousands of dollars each.

H.R. 1217 was introduced by Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.). He says it's important to protect our environment with the cooperation of livestock producers.

"This legislation will provide some tax relief to producers who are working to keep the environment clean," Smith said.

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