NCBA Announces Leadership Changes

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

DENVER (NCBA-Sept. 18, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced two significant leadership changes. The NCBA Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association confirmed Colin Woodall to serve as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Woodall, who was named this morning after an exhaustive national search, managed NCBA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade. …


NCBA Updates USMCA Progress

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access Kent Bacus joined the Beltway Beef podcast last week to talk about the new USMCA trade agreement that is being debated by legislators. Bacus said a lot of positive work was done between the two sides during the last break.

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Checkoff-Funded Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Reaches Major Milestones in 2019

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Program Reaches 15,000 Graduates by 10th Anniversary CENTENNIAL, CO (NCBA-Sept. 9. 2019) — Just 10 years after its inception, the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program celebrated its 15,000th graduate in August. The program was created to equip and engage beef industry advocates to communicate about beef and beef production. It is one of the strongest beef advocacy …


Florida Beef Council Congratulates Masters of Beef Advocacy Program for Major Milestones

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

With Help from Florida, National Program Celebrates 10 Years, 15,000 Graduates (FBC-September 10, 2019) — Beef producers in Florida are helping salute a program achieving major milestones in beef advocacy across the country. The Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy program celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 by welcoming its 15,000th graduate. The MBA program, which many Florida producers have …


Florida Beef Council Pleased With Return on Investment

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida

In fiscal year 2019, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board conducted an economic study to measure the return on investments into the national portion of the Beef Checkoff program over the past five years. DeAnne Maples, Florida Beef Council director of beef marketing and promotion, says the report found that every producer dollar invested into the Beef Checkoff saw a return of …

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U.S. Exports of Live Animals and Red Meats Accelerating

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

Back in July, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of the U.S. livestock and poultry economies. Various folks from the livestock industry were unanimous in their message about passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). And with Congress returning to work this week, that push will continue. But despite the fact …


USMEF Leading Delegation of Producers in Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Trade

On August 25th it was announced that the U.S. and Japan had agreed in principle on a trade deal that will greatly improve access for U.S. red meat in Japan, the largest value destination for U.S. pork and beef exports. This week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has been leading a delegation of pork, beef, corn and soybean producers and other U.S. ag …