Registration Opens for Massive 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Cattle Industry Members Invited to “Deep in the Heart” Event in San Antonio Feb. 5-7 DENVER (NCBA-Oct. 4, 2019) — Registration and housing for the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade show is now open. The annual convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 5-7, 2020, and it’s recommended attendees register early, as convenient housing will fill …


NCBA Announces Leadership Changes

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

DENVER (NCBA-Sept. 18, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced two significant leadership changes. The NCBA Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association confirmed Colin Woodall to serve as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Woodall, who was named this morning after an exhaustive national search, managed NCBA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade. …


NCBA Updates USMCA Progress

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access Kent Bacus joined the Beltway Beef podcast last week to talk about the new USMCA trade agreement that is being debated by legislators. Bacus said a lot of positive work was done between the two sides during the last break.

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Florida Beef Council Congratulates Masters of Beef Advocacy Program for Major Milestones

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

With Help from Florida, National Program Celebrates 10 Years, 15,000 Graduates (FBC-September 10, 2019) — Beef producers in Florida are helping salute a program achieving major milestones in beef advocacy across the country. The Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy program celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 by welcoming its 15,000th graduate. The MBA program, which many Florida producers have …

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NCBA on WOTUS Legal Victory

Dan Cattle, Environment, Water

Earlier this month, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act. In other news concerning the Waters of the U.S., NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager discusses a significant legal victory. Yager says there are currently 27 states that have an injunction against the 2015 rule, but the other states still have the rule …

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Call For Investigation into Cattle Markets

Dan Beef, Cattle

It’s been noted that after the recent fire at Tyson Foods facility in Holcomb, Kansas, the beef processor has boosted margins for other processors. The Tyson Foods facility represents about five percent of the U.S. daily slaughter, or roughly 6,000 head of cattle. The fire did cause the facility to close until repairs are made. But according to Reuters, the …


NCBA on Agreement in Principle with Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

This past weekend, it was announced that the U.S. and Japan had agreed in principle on a trade deal that will include agriculture and improve access for U.S. beef in Japan. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade, Kent Bacus, discusses the announcement and what it really means for U.S. beef exports to Japan. Bacus says getting a deal done with …


NCBA on GIPSA Rulemaking Process

Dan Beef, Cattle, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is set to move forward with a new attempt on the rulemaking process for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Inspection, or GIPSA rule. Senate lawmakers this month penned a letter to USDA requesting the new rule protect livestock and poultry farmers against unfair and deceptive practices by meatpackers and poultry companies, as well …


NCBA President on White House Signing

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

During the recent signing ceremony that established a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef in the European Union (EU), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston was on hand, and discusses the big signing ceremony at the White House and what the event was like. And this is by no means the first time Houston has attended events at the White House, …


NCBA on Improved Access to EU for U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Last week during a White House signing ceremony, it was announced an agreement had been reached to establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said once implemented, the annual quota will increase from 18,500 metric tons in year one to 35,000 metric tons in year seven. …