NCBA: We Need Stepped Up Basis To Stay

Hundreds of Ag and food groups have written Congress’ two tax-writing committees, arguing against the Administration’s proposals to end stepped-up basis and other farm focused tax breaks. The letter by the nation’s biggest farm and food trade groups comes as House Ways and Means and Senate Finance start to decide the cost and how to […]

NCBA, PLC Voice Opposition To The Administration’s America The Beautiful

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, along with the Public Lands Council, are criticizing the Biden administration’s America the Beautiful campaign that includes an emphasis on wilderness designation. NCBA Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover, said one of the goals of the Administration is to conserve 30% of  public lands by 2030 and she noted […]

NCBA Contests Seeks Singer to Perform National Anthem

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is accepting entries for the NCBA National Anthem Contest through October 15th. The contest winner will perform the national anthem at the NCBA 2022 convention’s Opening General Session February st1, as well as the Thursday night NCBA event on February 3rd. The winner will also receive round trip airfare to […]

Hours-of-service Exemption for Livestock Haulers Extended

On Tuesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the exemption from hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers. Advocated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the organization said livestock haulers continue to need the flexibility for the well-being of livestock during hauls, and to keep grocery stores stocked with beef during the continued disruption of COVID-19. […]

Cattle Industry Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2040

Late last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association solidified U.S. cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of U.S. cattle industry sustainability goals. The goals call for demonstrating climate neutrality of U.S. cattle production by 2040. NCBA past president Marty Smith said, “By setting goals, we’re publicly committing to continuous […]

Ag Reacts to Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure package that contains several important investments for agriculture. Several U.S. agricultural groups reacted positively to the news. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said, “We appreciate the Senate for working together to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The pressing infrastructure issues facing our nation are too […]

USDA Extends Beef Checkoff Petition Drive Deadline

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week granted an extension to organizers of the National Beef Checkoff Petition Drive until October 3rd, 2021. The extension grants extra time for organizers to collect the necessary signatures on the petition calling for a producer vote of the National Beef Checkoff Program. The South Dakota Livestock Auction Markets Association […]

House Agriculture Hearing Echoes NCBA Push for More Hook Space

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing Wednesday echoed the organization’s longstanding call to expand processing capacity. The Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the State of the Beef Supply Chain, examined shocks in the supply chain. Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa said the shocks have “impacted millions of people along […]

Nutrition Research Improving Public Perception of Beef

The Beef Checkoff is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and the NCBA is talking about the successful promotion and research programs driving beef demand. The NCBA said consumers are more open to the nutritional benefits of beef than at any other time since the Checkoff first began more than three decades ago. The Beef Checkoff was […]

Program Increases Beef Quality and Consumer Confidence

As the Beef Checkoff celebrates its 35th anniversary, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is highlighting the successful promotion and research programs that drive the demand for beef. The Beef Quality Assurance program has improved beef quality and increased consumer confidence for more than 30 years. Managed by NCBA, the Association says the Checkoff-funded voluntary BQA […]