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NCBA Welcomes Legislation Aimed to Help Livestock Haulers

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) welcomed the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate aimed at reforming federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers. S. 1255, the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, was introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) with a bipartisan group of …

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Formal Lab-Grown Fake Meat Agreement is “What Consumers Deserve”

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement in response to the formal agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on lab-grown fake meat oversight: “The formal agreement announced today (03-07-19) solidifies USDA’s lead oversight role in the production and labeling of lab-grown fake meat products. This is what NCBA …

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BQA Online Certifications Reach Major Milestone

Dan Beef, Cattle

We told you a few weeks ago that more than 50,000 cattle producers had been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program’s online learning system. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Producer Education, Josh White, said all of that has happened since this was first offered back in February 2017.

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PLC, NCBA Praise Markup of National Monument Creation and Protection Act

Dan Industry News Release

The Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association praised Chairman Rob Bishop and the House Natural Resources Committee for marking-up H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act. H.R. 3390 would bring long-overdue reform to the national monument designation process by setting clear parameters for the appropriate size of designations, giving voice to local residents and business owners, …

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Cattle Groups Applaud Proposed Delay of Electronic Logging Requirements for Trucking

Dan Industry News Release

Cattle groups, including the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, applauded the proposed delay of electronic logging requirements for livestock haulers. Language in a U.S. House bill would delay the requirements mandating the use of electronic logging devices in livestock hauling trucks for one year. USCA’s Transportation Committee Chairman Steve Hilker says the bill allows time for …

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Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting

Dan Cattle

The 2017 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting will take place this week, as it will be held July 12-15 in Denver, Colorado. The annual event features meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees and subcommittees, as well as Joint committees …

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Pleased with Process to Repeal WOTUS

Dan Beef, Water

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers Tuesday that the EPA has sent its repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule to the federal register, beginning the process of ending the regulation. Many agriculture groups were pleased with the announcement, including the National Pork Producers Council. Their President, Ken Maschhoff, in a release said: “This is great …

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Questions about GIPSA Rule

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

The Department of Agriculture’s extended comment period for the Obama-era rules to reform the buying and selling of livestock and poultry expired this past Monday. The rule is set to take effect October 19th under the Trump Administration’s new timeline, but there’s still uncertainty over its fate. So the question now is, will the so-called GIPSA marketing rule that’s divided …