Florida’s Blackbeard’s Ranch Recognized for Outstanding Stewardship Practices

Dan Cattle, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka, Fla., as the winner of the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award was presented at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1991, by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to recognize outstanding land stewards in the cattle industry, …

E-Verify Sponsors Eye Changes to Stalled Proposals

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — A politically charged immigration bill is poised to get a makeover that sponsors hope will align the measure with the position backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Party of Florida. The governor and the Florida GOP, led by Sen. Joe Gruters, are pushing a mandate for public and private employers to use E-Verify, a program that …


Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. New Ads Address Myths About Beef

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

New ads tackle the topics of health, sustainability and meat substitutes with the iconic brand’s unique personality and swagger (Beef Checkoff) — Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is addressing common questions and hot topics in the beef industry head-on with the launch of new digital and social media …


NCBA Unveils Top Policy Priorities For 2020

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Regulation

(NCBA) — The Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) approved the organization’s top 2020 Policy Priorities. Approval came at the annual Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Like last year, NCBA’s top policy priorities include issues related to international trade, proper regulation of fake meat, and regulatory reform, although after a series of significant policy victories …


More than 1,000 Attend Cattlemen’s College

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

Education recognized by attendees as key element to improving operations (NCBA) — More than 1,000 cattlemen and women took advantage of educational opportunities at the 27th annual Cattlemen’s College in San Antonio, Texas Feb. 4-5. Held in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Feb. 5-7, Cattlemen’s College is one of the cattle industry’s most in-depth and helpful …


Secretary Perdue on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Legislative

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump’s State of the Union address showcased our country’s relentless optimism and his vision of brighter days that lie ahead. The President has rural America and agriculture close to his heart and has kept his promises …


Thousands Gather for Annual Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — The largest annual gathering of the beef industry began in San Antonio, where more than 9,000 cattle producers, industry partners, and stakeholders gathered for the first day of the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The event, which continues through February 7, provides a platform for education, policy development, and networking. “This week is about serving …


FFA: Making a Difference in Agriculture, One Student at Time

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(FFA) — Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch shares with others how much of an impact FFA had on her late daughter Sara Braasch Schmidt’s life. Bob Funk, co-founder of Express Employment, says his ambition developed when he was in FFA from 1954-58. Raised the son of a missionary, Tom Dille credits FFA for helping him assimilate into the U.S. Rev. Dr. …

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Definition of WOTUS

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

At an event at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James will announce a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States.” With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the EPA and the Department of the Army …

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Poll Shows Farmers Still in Trump’s Corner

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

A new poll shows farmers are still supporting President Trump. A MarketWatch.com article shows survey results that say 83 percent of people in the agriculture business approve of his job performance. That’s the highest level of support Trump has received from the respondents in that poll from Farm Journal. The survey of almost 1,300 people took place before President Trump …