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What’s at Stake for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Earlier this week President Trump said he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June. The announcement comes as the trade war between the two largest economies in the world grows even more intense. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, discusses what’s at stake for U.S. beef producers and how close we …

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NCBA President asks Congress to Move Swiftly on USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Trade

Last week, the push to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) officers to Mexico for meetings during the Mexican Cattlemen’s Convention, where they also met with their counterparts from Canada. NCBA President Jennifer Houston notes there is an urgent need to pass USMCA and is asking Congress to move swiftly on it. Houston says USMCA keeps the same access to both Canada …

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Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Checkoff-Funded Effort Is a Resource for Responsible Cattle Management An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry. The manual and the BQA program are both managed by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. …

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Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

Dan Beef, Trade

The International Beef Alliance held their annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this week. One person attending was National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus. He talks about one topic of discussion, President Trump’s trade policies and the use of tariffs. Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

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Operating Committee Approves FY19 Plan of Work

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board will invest about $40.5 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal 2019, subject to USDA approval. In action at the end of its September 11-12 meeting in Denver, the Operating Committee approved checkoff funding for a total of 14 “Authorization Requests” – …