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 …


NCBA President Invites Producers to Convention

Dan Cattle

The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention is underway at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. Today kicks off three full days of events, with the NCBA Trade Show starting later this afternoon. Various issues affecting producers will be discussed this week, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jerry Bohn says one of those is taxes. That will be just one of the many topics discussed this week, …


NCBA Region 2 VP Looking Forward to Nashville

Dan Cattle

The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show will be held next week at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. Fred Smith from Clayton, North Carolina serves on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Committee as Policy Vice President for Region 2. And he is really looking forward to the big event. The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show runs August 10-12. For more information, visit

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NCBA Continues to Fight for Sound Tax Policy

Dan Cattle, Economy

Many in agriculture have concerns with the Biden Administration’s American Families Plan when it comes to several provisions of the tax code meant to raise approximately $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Sr. Executive Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Beck, explains why there are major concerns with potential changes in tax policy. And Beck says ag producers need …

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House Agriculture Hearing Echoes NCBA Push for More Hook Space

Dan Cattle, Legislative, Regulation

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday to examine urgent challenges within the beef supply chain. After hearing testimony from agriculture economists, land-grant university faculty, and cattle industry stakeholders, many members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association‘s (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity. Members also noted the need for greater transparency in …

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Program Increases Beef Quality and Consumer Confidence

Dan Beef

As the Beef Checkoff celebrates its 35th anniversary, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) highlights the successful promotion and research programs that drive the demand for beef. The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has improved beef quality and increased consumer confidence for more than 30 years. Managed by NCBA, the Checkoff-funded voluntary BQA program ensures U.S. beef is produced under stringent animal …


Navigable Waters Protection Rule Challenge Dismissed

Dan Legislative, Regulation, Water

Back in May, various environmental groups asked a federal court to vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) enacted during the Trump Administration. The motion, filed in a South Carolina U.S. District Court, asked the court to vacate the rule based on what they call undisputed facts, including what they say has been lost protection for U.S. waters. But last …


NCBA Working to Change Fresh Beef Labels

Dan Cattle

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a top-to-bottom review of the “Product of the USA” label. It was move that pleased the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), as they have long-advocated for voluntary labels that meet consumer demand. NCBA Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, explains how they are working to change fresh beef labels.