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Activists Allowed to Expand Attack on Beef Checkoff

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The announcement that R-CALF will be allowed to expand its activist-funded crusade against state beef councils is a disappointment to countless beef producers and NCBA members across America. The phony allegations being perpetuated by R-CALF and its activist legal partners are without merit and only serve to divide beef producers and distract beef councils from the important work of building …

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NCBA VP Smith on 2019 Convention

Dan Cattle

The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 Marty Smith, vice president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and rancher and attorney from Wacahoota, Florida, told Southeast AgNet that if you are in the cattle business the annual convention is the place to be. NCBA VP Smith on 2019 …

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NCBA Efforts on Fake Meat Continue

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently took part in a two-day public meeting about fake meat. The event, hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), covered a wide range of topics for consideration, including potential production hazards, food labeling, and marketing claims. NCBA’s Danielle Beck explains where things go from …

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NCBA Attends Fake Meat Hearing

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) took part in a two-day public meeting about fake meat last week The event, hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), covered a wide range of topics for consideration, including potential production hazards, food labeling, and marketing claims. NCBA President-elect, Jennifer Houston from Tennessee, attended the hearing and explains …

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USDA/FDA Meeting on What to Call Cell-Cultured Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Politico says a recent two-day joint USDA/FDA public gathering on cell-cultured food technology boiled down to a simple question. If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, can you call it meat? During the public comment period, stakeholders offered opinions on what the new form of meat should be called and how it should be labeled, which is a …

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Livestock Groups ask for Additional HOS Rule Flexibility

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country recently submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. Current rules limit drive time to 11 hours and limit on-duty hours to 14. Instead, the organizations request that livestock haulers be granted approval to drive up to 15 hours. National …

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NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will highlight the food safety and product labeling expertise of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat. The public meeting, hosted jointly by USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), takes place October 23-24. The meeting agenda lists a wide range of topics for consideration, …

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Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices. Current rules limit drive time to …

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NCBA Calls for Additional Flexibility on HOS Rule

Dan Cattle, Livestock

During a public listening session last week in Washington D.C., hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) rules for livestock haulers. NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera participated in the session. NCBA Calls for Additional Flexibility on HOS Rule