NCBA on Farm Bill Implementation

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Legislative

In late December, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill. But the federal government partial shutdown took place, and you may have heard how that really put implementation of the bill way behind. But according to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera, it affected it only slightly.

ELD Delay Needs Extension

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Livestock haulers across the country are currently exempt from implementing electronic logging devices (ELD), but the question is for how much longer. A few months ago, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) worked closely with allies in Congress to secure a temporary exemption through December 7, 2018. With that date just a week away, NCBA is busy making the rounds …

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 …