Producer Profitability Initiative

The Producer Profitability Initiative is a grassroots movement started by cattle ranchers and led by cattle ranchers who have a vision to create a sustainable future for the American livestock industry. This initiative is intended to encompass ranchers of all ages, management styles, operations large and small, feedlot operators, affiliate businesses, private property owners, and supporters of the livestock industry whose livelihood and identity are tied to ranching and whose focus is to ensure the sustainability of the American livestock industry while providing security for the domestic food supply.

Help us in the work we’re doing on producer profitability!

AREAS OF FOCUS

CREATE A FAVORABLE
TAX CLIMATE

  • Elimination of the death tax
  • Create tax incentives to keep land in food production
  • Review property tax classifications (state)

IMPROVE GOVERNMENT
PROGRAMS

  • Continue to improve Livestock Risk Protection (LRP)
  • Simplify government financing program for young producers

MINIMIZE BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR YOUNG
OR BEGINNING LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS

  • Work to mitigate factors outside of livestock production that reduce access to land.
  • Address challenges first-time ranchers or ranchers needing to expand experience with securing capital.

FIND SOLUTIONS FOR
LABOR CHALLENGES

  • Cultivate workers with an understanding of the cattle industry and foster skill development for industry workers.
  • Improve the H-2A program to allow for the industry to better utilize foreign labor as a solution for future labor needs.

DEVELOP INDUSTRY
MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Create an environment and programs to facilitate industry mentorship.

LISTENING SESSIONS

Date Livestock Market City Time
Tuesday, February 27 Public Auction Yards Billings 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5 Headwaters Livestock Auction Three Forks 5:00 pm
Monday, March 11 Dillon Livestock Auction Dillon 5:00 pm
Monday, March 18 Lewistown Livestock Auction Lewistown 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10 Glendive Livestock Exchange Glendive 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 Miles City Livestock Commission Miles City 5:00 pm
Monday, April 22 Bear Paw Livestock Chinook End of Sale
~ 3:00 pm
Monday April 29 Five Valleys Livestock Auction Missoula 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 2 Montana Livestock Auction Ramsay 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 9 Western Livestock Auction Great Falls 5:00 pm

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QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

Interested in being a part of the Producer Profitability Coalition?
Contact Raylee Honeycutt, MSGA Executive Vice President, at [email protected] or (406) 442-3420.