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NCBA Past-President Discusses Fake Meat in Orlando

Dan Beef, Cattle

The 2019 Commodity Classic kicks off February 28th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Ahead of the event, is the annual Bayer AgVocacy Forum, where one of the topics discussed was what does the future of agriculture look like? That included the topic of fake meat, an issue the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has made one …

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Geaux Time: Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Kicks Off in New Orleans

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Nearly 8,000 cattlemen and cattlewomen were on-hand in New Orleans for the official start of the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. The event runs through February 2, 2019, bringing together producers from across the country. “Every year the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show hosts members from every segment of the beef industry,” said NCBA President …

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Secretary of Agriculture to Speak at 2019 Cattle Industry Convention

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Sonny Perdue to Address Thousands in New Orleans Feb. 1 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will speak at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, La., Feb. 1, 2019. Perdue will give his remarks at the Closing General Session of the event, being held Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019 at the New Orleans …

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NCBA to Congress: Vote “Yes” to Get 2018 Farm Bill Across the Finish Line

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report:  “The release of the Farm Bill conference report is encouraging news for farmers and ranchers across the country. Now it is time for Congress to get the 2018 Farm Bill across the finish line. In these uncertain …

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Cattlemen Urge Action to Reduce Trade Barriers in Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester urged the Trump Administration to move quickly to tear down trade barriers for U.S. beef in Japan. Speaking at a public hearing on the potential economic impact of a U.S.-Japan bilateral trade agreement, Kester noted that reducing tariff and non-tariff trade barriers would benefit Japanese consumers and U.S. cattle producers. Japan is the top …

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NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. NCBA President Kevin Kester and Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera delivered the group’s message at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Washington. The comments emphasized …

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NCBA “Strongly Supports” Expanding Trade with Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester released the following statement in response to the announcement that the United States and Japan will pursue a bilateral trade agreement: “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports President Trump’s commitment to expanding trade with Japan. Today’s announcement is exciting news for America’s beef producers because Japan is our top export market, …

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Cattlemen Hold Successful Summer Business Meeting

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

More than 700 cattle industry leaders from across the country took part in the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting last week in Denver, Colorado. During the event, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) board of directors formally adopted policy positions on issues like international trade, the regulation of fake meat, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act. Joint Committees and Subcommittees met to …

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Cattlemen Discussing Various Issues at Summer Meeting

Dan Cattle, Legislative

Legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate that would revise existing trucking regulations to make the rules more flexible for drivers hauling livestock. Group have been calling for passage of these bills before the September 30th deadline. And during the 2018 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting taking place this week in Denver, Colorado, Electronic Logging Devices …