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NCBA Keeps Pushing for Death Tax Relief

Will Jordan General

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) strongly supports the Death Tax Repeal Act introduced in both the House and Senate. NCBA says it’s unconscionable for cattle producers to face a tax that forces them to sell all or part of their family’s farm or ranch due to the death of a family member. “With the cost of farmland rising rapidly, …

ADUFA Reauthorization Ensures Important Animal Drug Access

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan The Animal Drug User Fee Act, better known as ADUFA, received reauthorization with the recent stop-gap funding bill passed by Congress. Signed into law in 2003, reauthorization has been required every five years since then. ADUFA amends the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, allowing the FDA to collect fees dedicated to the animal drug review process. Through …

Taking the Regulatory Fight to Washington

Will Jordan General

By Will Jordan As farmers and ranchers across the country face regulatory hurdles, Todd Wilkinson, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, encourages producers to take a stand for their operations. Wilkinson recently spoke during the Florida Cattlemen’s Association convention in Marco Island, emphasizing the work NCBA does legislatively and in the courtroom to support producers.

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NCBA Renews Call for Suspension of Brazilian Beef Imports

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Following the recent USDA report highlighting an increase in Brazilian beef imports, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) renewed its call for the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil. NCBA has repeatedly called for a thorough audit of Brazil’s animal health and food safety system, to ensure the safety of the U.S. cattle herd. In 2021, Brazilian exports to the U.S. increased by 131 …

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NCBA Working on Various Issues for Cattle Producers

Dan Cattle, Legislative, Regulation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently sent letters to producers across the country discussing the challenging year that many have faced. This includes the threat of tax hikes, to the uncertainty around the Water of the United States (WOTUS) and many more issues. During the recent Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention Mary Bea Halimeh, director of membership and affiliated services for NCBA, …

Cattle Industry Convention Features High-Profile Speakers

Dan Cattle

The 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show will take place this week in Houston, Texas. NCBA has been promoting their speaker lineup which ranges from sports heroes to global leaders. Among them is Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, as he will speak virtually. Then in person speakers include Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie and …

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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) …