Successful 2019 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting Wraps Up in Colorado

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

DENVER (NCBA) — The 2019 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting wrapped up today with a meeting of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Board of Directors. The meeting kicked off on Monday at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center just outside Denver. “I want to thank the hundreds of producers, state affiliates, and partners who took valuable time out of …


Formal Lab-Grown Fake Meat Agreement is “What Consumers Deserve”

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement in response to the formal agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on lab-grown fake meat oversight: “The formal agreement announced today (03-07-19) solidifies USDA’s lead oversight role in the production and labeling of lab-grown fake meat products. This is what NCBA …


NCBA President Urges Producers to Be Involved

Dan Cattle

New National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Jennifer Houston from Sweetwater, Tennessee, urges cattle producers who are not active in their local, state or national associations to be involved. Houston has been active in the beef industry for more than 30 years, first serving at the state level then being elected to positions in national posts. She has been an NCBA board …


NCBA Applauds Dietary Guidelines Committee Appointees

Dan Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauds the appointments to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. NCBA President Jennifer Houston says the committee members and the process is “firmly grounded in the best available science and will ultimately result in nutritional policy that can measurably improve the health of Americans.” Houston notes members of the committee are “leading experts in …


NCBA Announces Campaign for “Fake Meat Facts”

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a new campaign highlighting critical questions about the production of lab-grown fake meat. The Fake Meat Facts campaign will shine a spotlight on the many unknowns that the federal government must clarify before finalizing the regulatory framework for these emerging products.   “The federal government is moving in the right direction on lab-grown fake meat oversight, …


Groups Comment on State of the Union Address

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Source: USDA U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump provided a unifying, hopeful vision for the nation tonight, highlighting Administration accomplishments and the booming economy, but also expressing optimism that even greater achievements lie ahead.  The President’s policies have been beneficial to American agriculture in …


New NCBA President on Upcoming Year

Dan Cattle

The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show wrapped up this past weekend in New Orleans and on Saturday, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) outgoing President Kevin Kester handed the gavel to new NCBA President, Jennifer Houston from Sweetwater, Tennessee. She told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that it is going to be a good year. Read more.

Jennifer Houston

Jennifer Houston of Tennessee Takes Helm of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Nearly 9,000 at Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2. Houston had served as 2018 president-elect. Houston and her husband, Mark, own and operate East Tennessee Auction Market in Sweetwater. She has been active …


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 …