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NCBA Spends Time Talking Trade

Dan Cattle, Trade

We told you earlier this year about how the U.S. Department of Agriculture worked hard last year to expand trade opportunities around the world for U.S. ag producers. And those efforts paid off as global sales remained strong in spite of challenges in the trade arena throughout the year. USDA helped to break down trade barriers and provided more access …

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“Beef Cattle Industry Has Great Story to Tell” On Climate

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release

Direct Emissions From Beef Cattle Only 2% of Total U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lyons-Blythe Testifies Testifying on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe delivered a clear message at a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change. “The U.S. cattle industry is proud of its history as stewards of our nation’s natural resources,” …

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Industry Reactions on the Removal of Section 232 Tariffs

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after the Section 232 tariffs were removed from Canada and Mexico. “Today’s announcement is a big win for American agriculture and the economy as a whole. I thank President Trump for negotiating a great deal and for negotiating the removal of these tariffs. Canada and Mexico …

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NCBA Applauds Greater U.S. Beef Access to Japan

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

“Great News,” Will Hopefully Lead to Elimination of More Non-Tariff, Non-Science-Based Trade Barriers In Near Future National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that Japan will allow products from U.S. cattle, regardless of age, to be imported into that country for the first time since 2003: …

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What’s at Stake for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Earlier this week President Trump said he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June. The announcement comes as the trade war between the two largest economies in the world grows even more intense. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, discusses what’s at stake for U.S. beef producers and how close we …

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NCBA President asks Congress to Move Swiftly on USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Trade

Last week, the push to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) officers to Mexico for meetings during the Mexican Cattlemen’s Convention, where they also met with their counterparts from Canada. NCBA President Jennifer Houston notes there is an urgent need to pass USMCA and is asking Congress to move swiftly on it. Houston says USMCA keeps the same access to both Canada …

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Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Checkoff-Funded Effort Is a Resource for Responsible Cattle Management An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry. The manual and the BQA program are both managed by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. …

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NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier Announces Plans for Retirement

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

After 34 years with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the past four as CEO, Kendal Frazier announced his plans for retirement this morning. Kendal’s career began as a farm broadcaster in Kansas, where he also served as director of communications for Kansas Livestock Association, before moving to Denver, Colo., to join the staff of the National Cattlemen’s Association (NCA), …

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Cattlemen Represented at White House Press Conference

Dan Cattle, Legislative

Last Friday, representatives from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) were at the White House for a press conference. President Trump announced his plans for nationwide 5G service, with an emphasis on rural America. One of those attending was NCBA President-Elect Marty Smith, a cattle producer from Wacahoota, Florida. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman it was a last minute trip. Along …