wild horses

Challenges with Wild Horses

Dan Equine

Last month, a new report by the Government Accountability Office estimated that 200,000-some wild horses, burros, and mules, are free-roaming on federal and tribal lands. A recent report also says there could be as many as 9.2 million domesticated horses, burros, and mules in the U.S. The GAO says there are several challenges in managing the wild herd, including affording …

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Deadline for WOTUS Rule Repeal Comments September 27

Dan Industry News Release, Water

Landowners are being reminded the deadline to make comments on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule repeal effort is Wednesday, September 27. The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will accept comment through that date. The EPA formally proposed to repeal the rule in late June, and the Trump administration plans to separately write a …

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Helping Cattle Producers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dan Cattle

Harvey, as both a hurricane and a tropical storm, has and continues to wreak havoc in many areas of the South. Rain bands, some heavy, are reaching out to parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, but some of the heaviest have of course been in Texas and Louisiana. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin …

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WOTUS Comment Period Ends August 28

Dan Cattle, Water

It was announced back at the end of June by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that the EPA had sent its repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule to the federal register, thus beginning the process of ending the regulation. A comment period on WOTUS has been open but it will end August 28th. National Cattlemen’s …

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Alabama Cattlemen to Attend Stockmanship and Stewardship Program

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is holding its Enhanced Stockmanship and Stewardship Programs in various regions across the country, and one of those is coming to the Southeast this Thursday and Friday. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says the association will be participating in this event.

NCBA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please Do No Harm!”

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier testified on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and warned Congress against using the treaty’s renegotiation to resurrect failed policies like mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL). “Quite frankly, it is difficult to improve upon duty-free, unlimited access to Canada and Mexico, and we are pleased to see …

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NCBA CEO Testifies on NAFTA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier testified this week before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He discusses his testimony which supported keeping foreign markets open to American beef producers.

NCBA Treasurer on Finances and Issues

Dan Cattle

More than 700 of the nation’s cattle industry leaders on hand for last week’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) board of directors formally adopted policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act. NCBA Treasurer, Marty Smith from just south of Gainesville, Florida, was one of …