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Poll: Environmental policies top list of concerns for beef producers

Published on 18 January 2021

“The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus

With the challenges of today's turbulent times and a new president on his way to the White House, there will surely be a lot of changes coming for the beef industry in the near future. Progressive Cattle asked readers in an online poll, "Which issue surrounding the beef industry are you most concerned about?" with the options of environmental policy changes, fake meat, the beef supply chain, international trade and exports, restrictions on antibiotics and tax changes to choose from.

Readers voted environmental policy changes as the biggest concern facing the beef industry, taking 35.6% of the vote. The next big concerns were fake meat and the supply chain, with 23.8% and 12.9%, respectively. The remaining 27.7% was taken up by international trade and exports, antibiotic restrictions, tax changes and other unspecified issues.  end mark

Which issue surrounding the beef industry are you most concerned about?

  • Environmental policy changes: 35.6%

  • Fake meat: 23.8%

  • The beef supply chain: 12.9%

  • International trade and exports: 11.9%

  • Antibiotic restrictions: 5.9%

  • Tax changes: 4%

  • Other: 5.9%

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