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 […]

Agriculture Linked to U.S. Air Pollution Deaths

Air pollution is the largest environmental mortality risk in the U.S. The National Academy of Sciences says air pollution is responsible for 100,000 premature deaths every year, and one-fifth of those deaths are linked to agriculture. Scientists from five universities noted in the study that air quality is largely ignored in discussions on the health […]

NCBA: Administrations Tax Proposal Threatens The Viability Of Family Farming

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says President Biden’s proposed new capital gains tax at death would be devastating for cattle producers. NCBA’s Danielle Beck said the taxes proposed to pay for massive infrastructure and social spending “threaten the viability” of family farming and cattle operations,  especially a new tax on capital gains at death that […]

NCBA Stands Ready to Fight for Sound Tax Policy

In his American Families Plan, President Biden targets several provisions of the tax code to raise approximately $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next ten years. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said those provisions must not burden the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Biden’s plan would repeal the deferral of gain for real estate, like-kind exchanges […]

“Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” Launches Sustainability Campaign

The “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” brand, managed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, launched a new beef campaign highlighting real beef farmers and ranchers. Consumers will be invited to learn more about how cattle farmers and ranchers around the country are employing sustainable practices to care for the land and produce high-quality beef. Recent research funded by the […]

NCBA Endorses House Companion of HAULS Act

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association endorsed the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety, or HAULS Act of 2021. Introduced in the House by Tennessee Republican John Rose and Democrat Darren Soto of Florida, NCBA says the bipartisan bill would deliver much-needed flexibility for livestock haulers. The House bill is a companion to a […]

NCBA Welcomes Preserving Family Farms Act

House lawmakers recently introduced the Preserving Family Farms Act of 2021, a priority for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. NCBA has long supported efforts to reduce tax burdens on farmers and ranchers. This bipartisan legislation to expand IRS Code Section 2032A would allow cattle producers to take advantage of the Special Use Valuation and protect […]

Bacus: Beef Exports Strong Despite Pandemic

Over 242,000 metric tons of U.S. beef has been exported to Japan between January 1st, 2020 and early March 2021. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said not only is that a significant increase considering the trade impediments cause by the pandemic it’s an indication of the success of global marketing efforts over […]

Farm Groups Welcome Death Tax Repeal Legislation

Legislation introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate would eliminate the estate tax. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act temporarily doubles the estate tax exemption to $11 million per person indexed for inflation through 2025. However, without congressional action, the estate tax exemption will revert to $5.5 million per person in 2026, putting […]

NCBA: Moderates Will Decide The Future

Leadership of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association say moderates will control the power in Washington, D.C. over the next few years. In addition to Democrats controlling the House, Senate and the White House, they also control new leadership overseeing the Senate and House Agriculture Committees. However, NCBA Government Affairs Vice President Ethan Lane said he […]