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BQA Included in Beef Industry Long Range Plan

Dan Beef, Cattle

Last year, the Beef Industry Long Range Plan task force officially introduced its new five-year plan for 2021-2025 during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Summer Business Meeting. The task force’s mission is to ensure the long-term prosperity of the U.S. beef industry by sustainably producing the most trusted, highest quality and consistently satisfying protein for consumers around the world. NCBA Executive Director of …

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NCBA: Tell the EPA to Support Clean Water and Clear Rules

Dan Cattle, Environment, Water

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is urging cattle producers across the country to sign a letter they are sending to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking them to support clean water and clear rules. The letter, directed to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, notes that livestock producers across the country faced years of regulatory uncertainty related to the definition of “Waters of the …


2022 Redbook Edition Now Available

Dan Cattle

For more than three decades cattle producers have simplified their recordkeeping with a handy pocket-sized booklet from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). The 2022 version of the Redbook is now available to help cattle producers effectively and efficiently record their daily production efforts, which can help enhance profitability and reduce stress levels. In addition to Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) …

Cattlemen’s Foundation Accepting Applications for Beef Industry Scholarships

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation has announced they are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be given to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Introduced in 1989, the scholarship identifies and encourages talented students who will play an important role in the future of food production. Students studying education, …

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NCBA Promoting the Rancher Resilience Grant

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy

Producer education is an important aspect to the beef industry, and that’s why the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) wants cattlemen and women across the country to know about the Rancher Resilience Grant. The grant is designed to support cattle producer attendance at impactful education events, and it’s made possible by a partnership between the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and Cargill Protein, and is …

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Hours-of-Service Exemption for Livestock Haulers Extended

Dan Cattle, Livestock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Tuesday they’ve extended the exemption from hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for livestock haulers. This extension comes after consistent advocacy by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), who says livestock haulers continue to need the flexibility for the well-being of livestock during hauls, and to keep grocery stores stocked with beef during the continued disruption of …

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BQA Certifications Continue Despite the Pandemic

Dan Beef, Cattle

For a period of time, the Covid-19 pandemic really affected the in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) trainings across the country. But according to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Producer Education and Sustainability, Josh White, many producers took part in the online training. The interactive online BQA training is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And White said there are …

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Cattle Industry Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2040

Dan Cattle, Climate Change

During last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) solidified U.S. cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of U.S. cattle industry sustainability goals. The goals call for demonstrating climate neutrality of U.S. cattle production by 2040. NCBA past president Marty Smith said, “By setting goals, we’re publicly committing to …

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Infrastructure Bill Discussed at Cattle Industry Convention

Dan Cattle, Economy

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which includes investments of importance to many areas of agriculture. One group pleased to see this passage is the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). And during this week’s Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, NCBA Sr. Executive Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Beck, explained to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman why …

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Various Issues Being Discussed at Cattle Industry Convention

Dan Cattle, Regulation

Cattle producers from across the country are in Nashville, Tennessee this week for the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. It’s all taking place at the Gaylord Opryland. Various issues affecting producers are being discussed, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover, notes one of those is natural resources. President Biden did sign an executive order …