cattle industry

Good Pre-Registration Numbers for Cattle Industry Convention

Dan Cattle

The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is coming up January 30 through February 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) invites producers to attend. NCBA Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations and Events, Marvin Kokes (co-cash), told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman over 7200 people have already pre-registered for the event.

beef quality

Checkoff-Funded Beef Quality Assurance Program’s Online Certification Option Reaches Major Milestone

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

More than 50,000 Have Been Certified through New, Convenient Process More than 50,000 cattle producers have been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance program’s new online learning system since it was first offered in February 2017. Throughout the country hundreds of thousands have now become BQA-certified through in-person and online training, with an estimated 80 percent of the U.S. fed …


NCBA Continues Efforts on Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle

One issue that was big for the meat industry last year, lab-grown fake meat, continues to be discussed this year. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Beck, looks at their efforts as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue negotiating on a regulatory framework.


Government Shutdown Causing ELD Confusion

Dan Cattle, Livestock

According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the Federal Government shutdown has caused uncertainty for livestock haulers operating under the electronic logging device (ELD) exemption. Misleading media reports touting the ELD delay as “permanent” further confused the situation. NCBA clarified that the ELD delay is only temporary and Congress needs to take additional steps to provide haulers with regulatory relief. Here is what NCBA Vice President of Government …

death tax

Good to Not be Discussing Death Tax

Dan Cattle

There is one issue that is usually discussed at the end of each year. However, 2018 is winding down, and it is not being talked about. That is the estate tax, or death tax. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, is glad it is an issue we do not have to deal this year.

farm bill

NCBA to Congress: Vote “Yes” to Get 2018 Farm Bill Across the Finish Line

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report:  “The release of the Farm Bill conference report is encouraging news for farmers and ranchers across the country. Now it is time for Congress to get the 2018 Farm Bill across the finish line. In these uncertain …