Trade a Big Issue for NCBA

Dan Cattle, Trade

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has their official Policy Priorities for 2019. And according to NCBA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, one of the top four issues is trade. And while he knows 2018 was a good year for beef exports, there are many issues to work on this year.


Livestock Haulers’ Hours of Service Petition Comment Period Closes March 8

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

The public comment period closes March 8, 2019 for a joint petition requesting a temporary modification of hours of service (HOS) requirements for livestock, fish, and bee haulers. The petition was filed on Oct. 15 by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association, and the …


NCBA Applauds Dietary Guidelines Committee Appointees

Dan Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauds the appointments to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. NCBA President Jennifer Houston says the committee members and the process is “firmly grounded in the best available science and will ultimately result in nutritional policy that can measurably improve the health of Americans.” Houston notes members of the committee are “leading experts in …


NCBA on Farm Bill Implementation

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Legislative

In late December, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill. But the federal government partial shutdown took place, and you may have heard how that really put implementation of the bill way behind. But according to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera, it affected it only slightly.

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Cattlemen React to Senate Passage of Public Lands Package

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Ethan Lane, Senior Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act.   “Ultimately, the biggest win in this package is simply it’s passage. Clearing the decks of so many local issues will free up natural resources policymakers on Capitol Hill …


Groups Comment on State of the Union Address

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Source: USDA U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump provided a unifying, hopeful vision for the nation tonight, highlighting Administration accomplishments and the booming economy, but also expressing optimism that even greater achievements lie ahead.  The President’s policies have been beneficial to American agriculture in …


New NCBA President on Upcoming Year

Dan Cattle

The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show wrapped up this past weekend in New Orleans and on Saturday, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) outgoing President Kevin Kester handed the gavel to new NCBA President, Jennifer Houston from Sweetwater, Tennessee. She told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that it is going to be a good year. Read more.

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Jennifer Houston of Tennessee Takes Helm of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Nearly 9,000 at Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2. Houston had served as 2018 president-elect. Houston and her husband, Mark, own and operate East Tennessee Auction Market in Sweetwater. She has been active …


NCBA Announces 2019 Policy Priorities

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Fake Meat, Trade, Dietary Guidelines, Regulatory Relief Top List The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released its official Policy Priorities for 2019. The release came as approximately 10,000 members of the cattle industry joined together for its annual convention and NCBA Trade Show, which is being held this week in New Orleans. This year’s Policy Priorities include a mix of familiar and …