Current security measures and law enforcement assets deployed in Arizona on the U.S., Mexico border are not sufficient to secure the border. Achieving immediate Border Security is the most important factor in protecting U.S. citizens from illegal activity associated with smuggling. ACGA has developed an 18 point "Restore Our Border" plan. ACGA demands action on the Restore Our Border Plan.
ACGA works with the Department of Agriculture and the State Legislature to insure that these vital public functions of health and livestock brand inspection remain viable.
Livestock producers in the state of Arizona consistently face economic and environmental conditions, which mandate that, they produce livestock in the most efficient and profitable way possible.
ACGA will continue pursue legal and regulatory reforms that stifle growth and negatively affect producer’s bottom line. The ability to market, trade, and transport cattle are vital to every producer in the state.
In today’s market cattle growers produce a food product. Increasing traceablility and food safety are becoming synonymous. ACGA will assist producer’s in researching and implementing industry best practices.
Cattle producers are stewards of the environment. From grassland and forage monitoring to watering game across the state, producer’s know first hand the day to day pressures our lands endure. Working with principally aligned groups, ACGA will ensure our members have the ability to flourish for generations to come.
Arizona ranching families have provided a public benefit through the continued maintained of open space. ACGA resolve to actively participate in appropriate capacities in local, state, and federal land use planning.
Any improvement placed on a ranch, benefits both livestock and wildlife. ACGA supports the elimination of Transaction Privilege Tax on any range improvement.
Water in Arizona is key for sustaining life and economic development. ACGA believes that a water right is a legal entitlement and that recognized right of water users should be protected from "injury". Water on or underlying rural land should be left in rural areas to serve agriculture uses or rural economic development and not transferred to urban areas to solve urban water supply deficits.