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NCBA Membership Drive Encourages Commitment

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has helped the industry secure several wins in Washington, D.C., including against the “Waters of the United States” rule and the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule. The NCBA also played a role in helping American beef exports to return to China. The organization is asking its members to help with recruiting new …

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Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in Farm Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court decision will stay a mandate regarding farm emissions reporting required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). CERCLA was enacted in 1980 in response to industrial pollution. EPCRA was first implemented in 1986 to help deal with chemical spills. Craig Uden, President of …

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NCBA Fighting WHO Stand Against Antibiotics in Animals

Dan Cattle

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued their statement against the use of all antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals, noting the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both animals and humans is contributing to the buildup of antibiotic resistance. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, says they are doing everything they can …

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GAO to Investigate Pruitt NCBA Videos

Dan Cattle, Environment, Water

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will investigate an appearance by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in a video by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Pruitt appeared earlier this year in a promotional video against the EPA Waters of the U.S. rule. In the video, Pruitt called for public comments in favor of repealing the rule. The GAO has been …

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Initial Progress Made on U.S.-Japan Trade Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. and Japan in a joint statement said the two nations have made “initial progress” on trade issues. The statement comes as Vice President Mike Pence talked with Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister earlier this week. The Joint statement says some “initial progress” on bilateral trade issues such as lifting import restrictions on Japanese persimmons and Idaho potatoes, according to …

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NCBA on GIPSA Rule Withdrawal: “Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers”

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Colin Woodall, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, released the following statement in response to USDA’s decision to withdraw its controversial Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) interim final rule: “This is a victory for America’s cattle and beef producers – and it’s a victory for America’s consumers. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue deserves a great …

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Is NAFTA Renegotiation Slowing Other Trade Deals?

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

An Agri-Pulse report says the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations may actually be costing agriculture other opportunities. The non-yet-fully-staffed Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is fully occupied with NAFTA. However, groups like the National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association want the Trump administration to push ahead with other trade agreements in order to cut …

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NCBA Continues New Tax-Reform Issue Campaign

Dan Cattle

A campaign, put together by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), to shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact America’s cattle and beef producers continues until the end of the month. NCBA’s Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Beck, discusses the new campaign. Jay Wolf, a third-generation Nebraska rancher, who discusses the time, energy, and financial cost he’s …

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Livestock Groups Petition DOT for ELD Waiver

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) rule. The petition also asks the Department of Transportation (DOT) to address livestock industry concerns that the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules …