Woodall: Terminating Beef Checkoff Will Hurt Cattlemen

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Colin Woodall says terminating the beef checkoff would hurt cattlemen. Back in July, two groups, R-CALF USA and the Organization of Competitive Markets, petitioned USDA to terminate the national beef checkoff program. Woodall said the referendum is not about improving the checkoff but rather killing it. “That’s something that we […]

Woodall: Producers Are Currently On The Wrong Side Of The Markets

Ask Colin Woodall, and he’ll tell you cattle producers are caught in a balancing act with the packers, as each side works on leveraging supply and demand. The CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said it boils down to cattle markets. “That’s on the minds of everybody, especially as we continue to see the […]

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 […]