Administration Announces Meat Supply Chain Action Plan

President Joe Biden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with farmers and ranchers at the White House Monday to announce a meat supply chain action plan. The plan includes four core strategies for creating what the Administration calls a more competitive, fair, resilient meat and poultry sector, with better earnings for producers and more choices […]

Scott: Recent House Vote Does Not Meet Negotiations To Benefit Cattle Producers Stop

The House voted 418-9 to advance legislation that would extend the authorization for Livestock Mandatory Reporting through September 30th, 2022. House Agriculture Chairman David Scott said that does not preclude market reforms to help independent producers. Scott stressed the importance of extending market transparency and price discovery for the rest of the fiscal year, past […]

NCBA: Cattle Contract Library Act Good News For The Cattle Industry

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is pleased that the Cattle Contract Library Act introduced last week by South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson and Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar. Tanner Beymer the Director of Government Affairs and Marketing Regulatory Policy with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said this bipartisan piece of legislation is good news for the […]

Cattlemen’s Foundation Accepting Applications for Beef Industry Scholarships

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be given to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Introduced in 1989, the scholarship identifies and encourages talented students who will play an important role in the future of food production. Students […]

Newhouse Expresses Disappointment With Decision To Return BLM Offices To D.C.

Last month, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a reversal of a Trump Administration decision to relocate leadership of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction, CO. Haaland said at the time, “the bureau must have the appropriate structure and resources to serve the American public.” But the return to D.C. is not sitting well […]

BLM Headquarters Returning to Washington, D.C.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says the leadership of the Bureau of Land Management will be moving back to Washington, D.C., from Grand Junction, CO. The Trump Administration had moved the office out west. “The bureau must have the appropriate structure and resources to serve the American public,” Haaland said. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and […]

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. […]