Perdue: USDA Actively Monitoring Commodity Markets

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the Department of Agriculture is “actively monitoring all commodity markets and the flow of food.” The comments on Twitter come as a reply to industry requests last week that USDA protects commodity markets from manipulation. Perdue says, “We are paying special attention to the difference in prices from the farm gate to the …

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NCBA Sends Letter to Capitol Hill Urging Relief for Cattle Producers

Dan Cattle, Economy, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — In response to the ongoing efforts to provide relief to Americans impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane issued the following statement: “As the country reels both economically and emotionally from the spread of COVID-19, NCBA has been hard at work ensuring that cattle producers remain able to focus on the national …


Impact of Coronavirus on the U.S. Beef Supply Chain

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Statement from NCBA CEO Colin Woodall (NCBA) — “There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. At this time, it’s impossible to measure the full effects of the virus or determine how it may continue to unfold. Although the full beef supply chain is …

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NCBA CEO Colin Woodall Speaks At U.S. Chamber Event On Modernizing NEPA

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Unlock American Investment Coalition about the need to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This event was held ahead of the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) second hearing tomorrow in Washington D.C. on proposed updates to NEPA. …


FLSCA Work Group Leader’s Operation Honored by NCBA

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release

(SfL) — Solutions from the Land (SfL) extends its sincere congratulations to Jim Strickland, managing partner of Myakka, Florida’s Blackbeard’s Ranch, which has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) as the winner of the group’s 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). Presented at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX, the …


NCBA CEO at Alabama Cattlemen’s Convention

Dan Alabama, Cattle

Cattle producers from across Alabama are in Montgomery for the 77th Annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show. But special guests are also on hand, including National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO, Colin Woodall. He talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about being at the event and some of the many issues facing producers right now. Woodall will be the guest …


Consumer Research Shows Widespread Confusion About Contents of Plant-Based Fake Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released survey results that show widespread consumer confusion regarding the ingredient composition and purported benefits of plant-based fake meat products. In an online survey of more than 1,800 consumers, less than half of the respondents understood the labeling term “plant-based beef” was intended to describe an entirely vegetarian or vegan food product. …


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, …


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 …


Secretary of Agriculture Perdue to Share Insights at 2020 Cattle Industry Convention

Taylor Hillman Cattle

(NCBA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will share insight on issues of concern to cattlemen and women at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. Perdue will participate in the Opening General Session of the event, being held Feb. 5-7, 2020 at the San Antonio Convention Center. Among topics …