Trump Urged To Start Trade Talks With Japan

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit here, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan. In a joint letter transmitted to the White House, NCBA and NPPC asked the president “to initiate free trade agreement negotiations with nations in …

Livestock Industry Supports Legislation to Address BLM Planning Rule

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the introduction of concurrent resolutions in both the Senate and House disapproving the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule finalized last December. The resolutions, introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) respectively, would reverse damage done in the final …

Landowner Wins Case against Army Corps

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Water

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says landowners scored a victory last week when a federal district court ruled against the Army Corps of Engineers for incorrectly claiming jurisdiction over private property. The Corps had claimed a piece of property owned by Hawkes Company, and used by Hawkes to harvest peat, was a “waters of the United States” which requires a …

Cattlemen Support Nomination of Gov. Perdue to Lead U.S. Department of Agriculture

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Industry News Release

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: Tracy Brunner, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in support of President-elect Trump’s nomination of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Cattlemen Call on Senate to Confirm Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and called for his swift confirmation.

House Takes Action to Rein in Regulations

Dan Cattle

Last week, the U.S. House voted in favor of The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS) of 2017. The measure, H.R. 26, would require Congress to approve all new major regulations, meaning the executive branch will be more accountable to the legislative branch. Scott Yager, environmental counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, explains the REINS Act as …

NCBA Pleased with Announcement on E.U.

Dan Beef, Cattle, Trade

We told you late last week that the Office of the United States Trade Representative had announced it will start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the European Union due to the E.U.’s unfair treatment of U.S. beef. A move that pleased the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. And here’s their Director of International Trade, Kent …