Southwestern cattlemen face industry challenges

Southwestern cattlemen face industry challenges

Participants seek eased rules on immigration, trucking and trade rules
Rancher Al Heaton speaks about grazing issues during the annual Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting at the Cortez Elks Lodge on Saturday. About 60 ranchers listened to politicians and industry officials discuss topics, including immigration and trade challenges.
The Southwestern Livestock Association banquet on Saturday. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, discussed using the new Farm Bill to change immigrant labor laws in order to benefit Colorado agriculture needs. For example, he said, laws are blocking Peruvian sheepherders from entering the country to work for ranchers in Craig.

Southwestern cattlemen face industry challenges

Rancher Al Heaton speaks about grazing issues during the annual Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting at the Cortez Elks Lodge on Saturday. About 60 ranchers listened to politicians and industry officials discuss topics, including immigration and trade challenges.
The Southwestern Livestock Association banquet on Saturday. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, discussed using the new Farm Bill to change immigrant labor laws in order to benefit Colorado agriculture needs. For example, he said, laws are blocking Peruvian sheepherders from entering the country to work for ranchers in Craig.
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