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NCBA President Urges Producers to Be Involved

Dan Cattle

New National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Jennifer Houston from Sweetwater, Tennessee, urges cattle producers who are not active in their local, state or national associations to be involved. Houston has been active in the beef industry for more than 30 years, first serving at the state level then being elected to positions in national posts. She has been an NCBA board …

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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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NCBA Announces Campaign for “Fake Meat Facts”

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a new campaign highlighting critical questions about the production of lab-grown fake meat. The Fake Meat Facts campaign will shine a spotlight on the many unknowns that the federal government must clarify before finalizing the regulatory framework for these emerging products.   “The federal government is moving in the right direction on lab-grown fake meat oversight, …

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Cattlemen to Discuss Policy Issues

Dan Cattle

The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show officially starts Wednesday, in New Orleans, Louisiana. While there are a lot of fun events and of course a big trade show to walk through, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, notes there is a lot of business that takes place during the annual event, which …

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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 …