NCBA Region 2 VP on Issues of Importance to Southeast Producers

Dan Cattle

Various issues continue to keep cattle producers concerned, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is very involved in each and every one of them. But a few of those are specific to producers here in the Southeast, something that Fred Smith from Clayton, North Carolina is very aware of. Smith serves on the NCBA Executive Committee as Policy Vice President for …

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NCBA President Discusses “Product of the USA” at FCA Convention

Dan Cattle, Florida, USDA-FSIS

The 2021 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention has been taking place this week in Marco Island, Florida and one person attending is National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Jerry Bohn. NCBA recently filed a petition with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to eliminate the use of “Product of the USA” (POTUSA) and other broad U.S. origin labeling claims for beef products that are …


NCBA Takes Action to Increase Producer Profitability

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, USDA-FSIS

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to eliminate the use of “Product of the USA” (POTUSA) and other broad U.S. origin labeling claims for beef products that are potentially misleading to consumers. NCBA believes that current “Product of the USA” labels are a disservice to …


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 …


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 …



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 …


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 …

Florida farmers

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 …