Tax issues are just one of the many things the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association continues to keep an eye on in Washington, D.C. And Kent Bacus, associate director of legislative affairs for NCBA, says they are hoping see Section 179 Expensing become a permanent thing.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
MONTGOMERY, Alabama. . . Members of the Steering Committee for the Alabama Agriculture & Forestry Strategic Plan Tuesday presented to Governor Robert Bentley their report calling for a more cooperative relationship between business and government that, if enacted, would Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report from a roundtable discussion on Trade Promotion Authority and a success story about an Alabama farmer who has worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The lawsuit on Country-of-Origin Labeling filed by the multinational meatpacking industry and their allies to try and stop the USDA from implementing COOL was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Monday.
The Georgia Beef Board received good news at last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Suzanne Bentley says they were able to get a grant from the Federation of State Beef Councils.
The annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show is just a little over a week away, and Dr. Billy Powell hopes producers from across the state will join them as a variety of topics will be discussed.
The 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show wrapped up this past Saturday in San Antonio, Texas. Region Two representative Steve Scott, who was elected to serve in a new role for NCBA, knows a good showing from this area meant a lot at the national event.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (February 6, 2015) – The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association each earned use of a piece of equipment from New Holland for their outstanding efforts to recruit new members to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Each of these NCBA affiliates will get its choice of a one-year lease on a Read the rest of this entry »
The 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show continues today in San Antonio, Texas. And unfortunately while not all issues discussed are positive Jennifer Houston, Vice Chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils, does pass along good news for the beef industry.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (Feb. 6, 2015) – JoAnn Smith of Micanopy, Fla., was awarded the Swan Family Leadership Award at the Best of Beef Breakfast in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 6, 2015. This award recognizes worthy individuals who have made a difference during a lifetime of dedication and leadership to the beef industry.
Smith has spent her entire life in service to the beef industry. Her son Marty and her grandchildren now work cattle on the Read the rest of this entry »
One concern for many in agriculture is how the average age of farmers continues to rise. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a problem for agriculture is easing the way for new farmers to take over as thousands of farmers near the end of their working life.
The 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show has been a busy event with cattlemen and women from across the country in San Antonio for the annual event. Victoria, Texas cattleman, Bob McCan, will see his year as NCBA President end this Saturday. A year he has truly enjoyed.
February 15th is the deadline to nominate leaders in the dairy industry for the 2015 World Dairy Expo Recognition Award program. Exhibitors, producers, organizations and academic staff are encouraged to nominate people that should be considered for one of the four award categories: Read the rest of this entry »
The 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show continues today in San Antonio, Texas. And of course a variety of issues are being discussed, including those proposed regulations form the EPA like Water of the U.S. I asked Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, why are all of these rules and regulations coming down.
More than 7,000 cattlemen and women from across the country are registered to attend the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, which kicked off today at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This convention is the Read the rest of this entry »
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam testified today on the impacts of the Waters of the United States rule at the Joint Hearing Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, D.C.
Once again we are happy to bring you the weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national Beef Quality Assurance programs. And in this week’s report, Jason Edmondson from Auburn, Alabama hopes cattle producers understand how important BQA is for the industry.
Thousands of cattlemen from across the nation are in San Antonio, Texas this week for the 2015 Cattle Industry Annual Convention. Various meetings are being held and according to Joe Schuele, one of those involves the Global Growth Committee.
While a few meetings have already started, the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas officially kicks off today. This year’s event includes another big Trade Show, along with General Sessions, meetings and more. Those attending are reminded to stop by the Learning Lounge and enjoy informal, face to face talks and hands-on technology education in 30-minute “lightning sessions.” It is located in booth 5083 in the trade show. For more information go to beefusa.org.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes some surprises in USDA’s annual cattle herd inventory report and how the annual appropriations process underway in Congress affects agriculture. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.