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Addressing Beef Origin Labeling Practices

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling. The NCBA Executive Committee unanimously approved efforts to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service to address the agency’s longstanding policy on geographic origin statements. NCBA’s Ethan Lane says it centers around the use of product labels. Lane explains what the next step in …

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Accepting Applications for NCBA 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award

Dan Cattle, Environment

Applications are currently being accepted for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the nation’s best cattle and livestock operations and their stewardship and conservation efforts. Winner of the 2019 Award will be named during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio in early February. Any individual, group or …

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Cattlemen Celebrate Finalization of Trade Deal With Japan

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

NCBA Honored to Be Part of Process From Day One to White House Signing Ceremony (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement in response to Japan’s final approval of a trade deal that will lower tariffs for U.S. beef exports to that nation: “There’s just no other way to say it: this is …

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NCBA Seeks Clarity and Consistency in Beef Origin Labeling Practices

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

NCBA Staff Directed to Work With USDA to Verify Beef Origin Labeling Claims (NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing American cattle producers, reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling (COOL). Because the association takes the concerns of its members and stakeholders seriously, its Executive Committee has unanimously approved efforts to …

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Cattlemen Urged to Contact Members of Congress About USMCA

Dan Cattle

There are many concerns about whether Congress will actually vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) before the session ends for the holiday break. Kent Bacus, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association director of international trade and market access, says it is critically important for cattle producers to reach out to their members of Congress about voting on the USMCA.

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Hoping to See More U.S. Beef in Japan

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

We told you last month that many cattle producers are looking forward to seeing more U.S. beef going to Japan. The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement was recently signed by President Trump, but there are still many details that have to be ironed out first. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, says part of the overall …

legislation

Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

Dan General, Legislative

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has announced they strongly support new legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta of California and Jackie Walorski from Indiana. NCBA notes the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019” is important bipartisan legislation that would expand IRS Code Section 2032A to allow more farmers and ranchers to take advantage of the special use valuation …

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Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced its strong support for the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019.” Introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D – 20th Dist. – Calif.) and Jackie Walorski (R – 2nd Dist. – Ind.), this important bipartisan legislation would expand IRS Code Section 2032A to allow more ranchers and farmers to take advantage …

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Building NCBA Membership in the Southeast

Dan Cattle

While there are a number of cattle producers across the Southeast who are members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), there are still quite a few who are not. Mary Bea Halimeh, NCBA’s director of membership and affiliated services, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that those producers should have received something in the mail last month.

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New Hours of Service Legislation Introduced

Dan Cattle

At the end of October, new bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House that would provide flexible and common-sense relief from Hours of Service (HOS) rules for agricultural haulers. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of HR 4919, The Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination (TREAD) Act. It would ensure that the current HOS exemption that applies to the …