NCBA Rolls Out New Event for 2021

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot. Planned for February 23-24, the event allows the organization to come together for industry news, updates, education and networking. NCBA said Winter Reboot attendees will receive a sneak peek into plans for the Cattle Industry Convention and the Cattlemen’s College, […]

NCBA Lists Available Disaster Relief Help for Cattle Producers

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association put together a list of federal programs that are available to help cattle producers across the country who are being impacted by natural disasters. The association also put together a list of ways those who aren’t affected by the challenges can help those producers directly hit by natural disasters. “The […]

NCBA Plans To Work With Congress To Help Cattle Producers

Cattle producers were included in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, but the April 15th cut off for marketed cattle severely limited payments. Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says they are working to correct that restriction. “Congress is looking at their COVID stimulus four package. And, one of our requests […]

Coronavirus-Related Cattle Industry Losses Estimated at $13.6 Billion

A study released this week estimates cattle industry losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will reach $13.6 billion. The study, commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and conducted by a team of agricultural economists shows cow-calf producers will see the largest impact, with COVID-19-related losses totaling an estimated $3.7 billion, or $111.91 […]

State Beef Councils Win Major Legal Victory

The Beef Checkoff program and fifteen grassroots-led state beef councils won a major court victory last week. The U.S. District Court of Montana ruled in favor of USDA and the Montana Beef Council in the matter of R-CALF vs. Sonny Perdue and USDA. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association praised the court’s decision, which ends a […]

Magistrate Favors USDA, Beef Councils, in R-CALF Lawsuit

A decision in lawsuit against the USDA and multiple state beef checkoff’s favor the federal programs. The lawsuit, filed by R-CALF, claims there is a lack of oversight in state beef councils. However, a magistrate decision sided with USDA and the state organizations earlier this week.   National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Collin Woodall said […]

NCBA Staff Directed to Work With USDA to Verify Beef Origin Labeling Claims

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association executive committee unanimously approved efforts to work with the USDA to address geographic origin statements.  NCBA is firmly opposed to mandatory Country-of-Origin labeling and is seeking solutions which “will resolve the concerns of beef producers,” while protecting commerce and meet trade obligations.  Specifically, NCBA is Looking at Food Safety and […]

NCBA Announces Woodall as New CEO

The Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says Colin Woodall will serve as the group’s new Chief Executive Officer. Woodall was named to the post last week after an extensive national search. He most recently was the Vice President of Government Affairs and managed NCBA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., for more than ten […]

NCBA: Cell-Based Meat Not Zero-Sum Products

Despite claims to the contrary, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says cell-based meats, or fake meats, are not a ‘zero sum’ product.  Colin Woodall, NCBA senior vice president of government affairs, said despite being the current darling in regard to the media and the financial community, there are still a lot of unknowns about the […]

NCBA: Lifting Of Age Restriction Could Lead To Bigger Things Down The Road

Last Month, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. and Japan have agreed to eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on American beef exports.  The move paves the way for expanded sales to the United States’ top global beef market.  The new terms take effect immediately, allowing U.S. products from all cattle, regardless of age, to […]