Date: 3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Water Quality and Beef Sustainability – Producer Survey

Dear Beef Producer,


Water quality is important to sustainable beef production. Every day beef producers implement practices that improve water quality, reduce nutrients in surface waters, or have positive impacts on water quality through land use and pasture and range management. Some of these practices are encouraged through cost share programs by the USDA, but many others are implemented for a variety of other reasons.


To characterize water quality management practices implemented by beef producers and to assist NCBA in their beef sustainability efforts, the following survey has been developed: We hope you will take a few minutes to help us in these efforts.


This survey is completely voluntary, anonymous, confidential, and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. You may skip questions that you are not comfortable answering and you may withdraw from participation at any time. Be assured that your responses will not be linked directly to you, as all data will be combined. Futhermore, all responses will be reported in summary form only. There is no risk involved in responding to this survey.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Drs. Dan Loy or Patrick Gunn. Thank you for your commitment to the future of U.S. beef cattle industry!


Dan Loy                                                                      Patrick Gunn

Director, Iowa Beef Center                                         Beef Cow-calf Specialist                                                  

515-294-1058                                                              515-230-3045


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