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Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

Dan Beef, Trade

The International Beef Alliance held their annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this week. One person attending was National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus. He talks about one topic of discussion, President Trump’s trade policies and the use of tariffs. Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

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U.S. Government Fiscal Year Ends September 30

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy

All of agriculture continues to wait for news from the farm bill conference committee concerning a new bill, knowing the current one expires at the end of the month. But National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, notes September 30 is also the end of the government’s current fiscal year, meaning all appropriation bills …


Seeking Public Comments on HOS Regulations for Truck Drivers

Dan Cattle, Livestock

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced this week that it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers. The upcoming Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), which will be published in the Federal Register, responds to widespread Congressional, industry, …


Congressman Yoho on Funding for FMD

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

For over two years now, livestock groups have been calling for a stockpile of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines in case of an outbreak. Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) have made it a top priority for the next Farm Bill. During a recent interview, U.S. Congressman and member of the House …


NCBA Calls R-CALF Effort an Attack on Beef Checkoff

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) alleges that R-CALF (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund) is attacking the beef checkoff. Last week, R-CALF asked for an injunction against collection of checkoff funds be expanded to 13 more states. The injunction currently only applies to Montana. In a statement, R-CALF says its members in other states “object to being required to turn over their …

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Cattlemen Hold Successful Summer Business Meeting

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

More than 700 cattle industry leaders from across the country took part in the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting last week in Denver, Colorado. During the event, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) board of directors formally adopted policy positions on issues like international trade, the regulation of fake meat, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act. Joint Committees and Subcommittees met to …