NCBA Concerned with District Court Decision to Let Harmful WOTUS Rule Stand

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Environment, Irrigation, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Water, WOTUS Act

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) expressed strong disappointment this week in a decision by the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas to deny a nationwide preliminary injunction that would have halted the Biden administration’s harmful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule from taking effect. “This latest WOTUS rule will place more burdens on family farms and ranches, …


USDA Awards Funding to Protect U.S. Cattle from FMD

Dan Agri-Business, Beef, Cattle, Funding, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA-APHIS

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last week awarded the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) with $445,400 in funding to advance the Secure Beef Supply Plan. The plan would go into effect in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the U.S. “NCBA is grateful for this critical funding to help continue defending the U.S. cattle herd from …

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Cattlemen Welcome Introduction of Black Vulture Relief Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Black Vulture Relief Act, led by Rep. John Rose (R-TN) and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL). NCBA Director of Government Affairs Sigrid Johannes, explains what this bill does. Black vulture depredation rates have increased across the Southeast in recent years, surpassing 30% in some states like Florida. And they are causing …


NCBA Hails House Passage of Resolution to Stop WOTUS Rule

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Water, WOTUS Act

Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res 27, a Waters of the United States (WOTUS) resolution of disapproval. The legislation was sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves from Missouri and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer of North Carolina. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hailed the passage of the joint resolution that basically would invalidate …

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USDA Proposes New Requirements for the “Product of USA” Label

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), This Land of Ours

There could be some new requirements for the product of the USA label. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements for the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim. The proposed rule allows the voluntary “Product of USA” or “Made in the USA” label claim …


New ANCW President Visits the Southeast

Dan American National CattleWomen (ANCW), Beef, Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The American National Cattlewomen (ANCW) met during the recent annual Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans, and during that event they elected Pam Griffin, a cow/calf producer from Arizona as their new President. Then, she was here in the Southeast attending the recent Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Montgomery. That’s where Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman was able to catch up with Pam, …

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Environmental Stewardship Program Nominations are Due Friday

Dan Beef, Cattle, Environment, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is accepting applications until Friday, March 10 for the 2023 Environmental Stewardship Award. The annual award program recognizes outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of U.S. cattle producers. Any group, individual, or organization is eligible to nominate one individual or business raising or feeding cattle. Individuals and families may not nominate themselves, although nominees may be …


NCBA Calls Again for Immediate Halt to Brazilian Beef Imports

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Trade

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is calling on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to immediately halt U.S. beef imports from Brazil. The announcement comes as Brazil reported another atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the World Animal Organization for Animal Health last week. That report indicated 35 days elapsed between when the case was first identified and the …