On Thursday, the Housley for Senate campaign announced its endorsement by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.
“It’s an honor to receive the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s endorsement. I know the policy made in Washington has a direct effect on the success of Minnesota’s cattle industry. I’ll be a voice for the cattlemen and women dealing with important issues like the burden of federal regulations, livestock losses from wolf attacks, and more – just as I’ve done in the Minnesota Senate,” Karin Housley said. “It’s critical that we work together to make sure the cattle industry has the support it needs to thrive.”
“We need a senator who will support and defend our industry – from the cattlemen dealing with failed Endangered Species Act policies leading to grey wolf issues to the cattlemen who are seeking business certainty through robust foot-and-mouth disease vaccine programs and expanded foreign export markets,” said Krist Wollum, chairman of the Minnesota State Cattlmen’s Association PAC.
Housley continued: “For many rural communities across Minnesota, the cattle industry is a way of life – and they’ll have a friend in the United States Senate.”
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association represents more than 175,000 cattle producers and feeders, working to advance the interests of the U.S. cattle industry. Its Minnesota affiliate, the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, represents over 1,000 members from all segments of the beef community.