NCBA, Farm Bureau offer assurances that reconciliation bill won’t tax cattle, pig emissions

Ag groups are pushing back against rumors that the Build Back Better bill being crafted by Democrats on Capitol Hill would impose an emissions tax on livestock that would cost more than some of the animals are worth. The $3.5 trillion reconciliation package approved by the House Budget Committee last weekend includes a methane tax provision targeted at the oil and gas industry. But recent comments by some House Republicans led to a concern among some producers that the provision would result in a tax of $6,500 per dairy cow, $2,600 per beef cow, and $500 per pig. Danielle Beck, a senior executive director of government affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, agreed that the existing language in the bill “would not grant EPA the authority to impose fees on any industry not referenced in that specific provision.”
Read On

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s