tax policy

NCBA Stands Ready to Fight for Sound Tax Policy

Dan Cattle, Economy, Legislative

We are hearing more reactions about the Biden Administration’s American Families Plan, especially concerning the several provisions of the tax code meant to raise approximately $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years. This week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) noted they have long advocated for sound tax policy for rural America. “Family-owned cattle operations, no matter the size, are …


HAULS Act Introduced in U.S. House

Dan Cattle, Legislative

A new bill concerning much-needed flexibility for livestock haulers was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act of 2021, introduced by Rep. John Rose (R-TN-06) and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL-09), is a companion to S.792, which the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) worked on to get introduced. According to NCBA, the HAULS Act …


NCBA Welcomes Preserving Family Farms Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative

House lawmakers recently introduced the Preserving Family Farms Act of 2021, a priority for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. NCBA has long supported efforts to reduce tax burdens on farmers and ranchers. This bipartisan legislation to expand IRS Code Section 2032A would allow cattle producers to take advantage of the Special Use Valuation and protect family-owned businesses from the impact …


NCBA Endorses Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety Act of 2021

Dan Cattle, Legislative

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) endorsed the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act of 2021 on Wednesday. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Sen. Fischer (R-NE), Sen. Tester (D-MT), Sen. Wicker (R-MS), and Sen. Smith (D-MN) and would deliver flexibility for livestock haulers. “One year after COVID-19 began to disrupt daily life across the country, U.S. cattle …

red meat

Beef Trade Update from NCBA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

While 2020 was not the year many had hoped, when it came to exports of U.S. beef, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, says U.S. beef producers fared much better than a lot of their competitors. Bacus looks at the trade deals that took place last year and where they currently stand for …

cattle market

Cattle Market Transparency Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

Dan Cattle, Legislative

The Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. If enacted, the legislation would direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish regional mandatory minimums for negotiated trade of fed cattle. The act, introduced by Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, would also direct …


Hours of Service Mandate Extended Through May

Dan Labor and Immigration

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced the Hours-of-Service (HOS) was extended once again. The current extension of the emergency declaration was set to expire on February 28, 2021, but the new extension takes it through the month of May. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera notes this …


Bohn is New National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held their virtual Winter Business Meeting last week, and when it was over Jerry Bohn, a cattle producer from Wichita, Kan., had been elected as the new NCBA president. Bohn, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, has been a part of the cattle industry his entire life. From his early days of custom …


Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Updates Training Modules

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program recently announced they have updated their training modules. The updates, called MBA NextGen, make it easier for a new generation of farmers and ranchers to share their stories and advocate for the beef industry. Manager of Communications for the MBA program, Paul Dybedahl, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman this program is open to anyone. …


Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Launches “MBA NextGen”

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

Third iteration of the Masters of Beef Advocacy program provides updated information to arm the next generation of strong beef industry advocates (NCBA/Beef Checkoff) — The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program managed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff,  launched updated advocacy training modules – MBA NextGen. MBA NextGen updates the popular MBA training modules making it easier than ever …