KLA members encouraged to provide input
One of the key reasons Kansas Livestock Association members should plan to be in Wichita the last three days of November is to provide input on issues during policy meetings. Issues on the various agendas include potential changes to the Kansas Endangered Species Act, feral swine control efforts, the state's new income tax structure and a proposed regulation on trichomoniasis testing. Resolutions originating in KLA committees and councils on these and other issues will be forwarded to the full membership for final consideration at the conclusion of the annual convention.
Three standing KLA committees will meet in Wichita. Members of the Natural Resources Committee will discuss, among other items, potential changes to the Kansas Endangered Species Act precipitated by landowner problems related to protection of the long-nosed snake. The update on feral swine control in Kansas and the new Texas intrastate animal traceability rule are on the agenda for the Animal Health & Identification Committee. During the Tax Committee meeting, members will hear presentations on the new Kansas income tax structure and the High Performance Incentive Program.
Two segment councils will conduct business during the KLA Convention. Members of the KLA Stockgrowers Council will discuss policy on the proposed regulation requiring trichomoniasis testing for bulls 19 months and older sold in Kansas. The Stockgrowers Council also will consider updating resolutions on the Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan and the federal wild horse and burro program. KLA members belonging to the Cattle Feeders Council will hear the results of research on how the consumer perceives the use of growth promotants, antibiotics and other technology in beef production. In addition, the CFC agenda includes an update on regulatory issues facing cattle feeders.
For more information, go to http://www.kla.org/klaconvention.aspx.
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