Cattle Market Legislation Introduced in U.S. House

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative

For quite some time, cattle producers have seen the decline of a negotiated fed cattle trade, an issue the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has been discussing on how to increase opportunities for producer profitability. This week, Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4) introduced the Optimizing the Cattle Market Act of 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives. If enacted, the bill would direct …

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NCBA Pushes Congress to Address Areas of Concern

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, Regulation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), with the support of 37 affiliate state cattle organizations, sent a letter this week to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees urging them to address critical areas of concern in the cattle and beef industry. Specifically, NCBA pushed Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Rep. David Scott (D-GA-13), and Rep. …


Recognizing the Importance of the Beef Cattle Industry to Corn

Dan Beef, Cattle, Corn

May is National Beef Month, and according to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) there’s no better way to celebrate than to recognize their largest animal ag customer and throw a sirloin on the grill this holiday weekend. According to NCGA, one out of four bushels of added corn demand is due to beef and pork exports. With such demand, NCGA recognizes the …

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Dan Beef, Cattle

JBS has left the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as the group is taking a closer look at market consolidation. NCBA, along with other livestock and general farm organizations, met recently to discuss livestock market concerns. And lawmakers have requested the Department of Justice continue, and provide an update on, its cattle market investigation. Politico reports JBS suspended its membership to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 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 …