“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 […]

For Livestock Producers, Vaccine Bank A Priority In 2023 Farm Bill

The livestock industry benefited from the 2018 Farm Bill, primarily with the development of a Food and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, as well as the establishment of the needed funding. Now as lawmakers look to start the crafting process of the 2023 Farm Bill, Allison Rivera of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says the vaccine […]

NCBA Sets 2021 Policy Priorities

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association set its Top 2021 Policy Priorities that feature a focus on advocating for a business climate that increases opportunities for producer profitability. “There’s no doubt last year was a difficult one for cattle producers and we must work to implement sound policy and focus our attention on the legislative and […]

Lane: Cattle Production Key When Talking About The Environment

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has responded to the Biden Administration’s recent Executive Orders tied to climate change and American farming. NCBA Vice President Of Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, said the NCBA is pleased that the Biden administration has made it clear that they intend to start by having conversations with the Ag community and cattle producers across […]

Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Launches Updated Training

On Wednesday, the Masters of Beef Advocacy program updated several of their training modules, better known as MBA NextGen. The updates to the popular training modules make it easier for a new generation of farmers and ranchers to share their story and advocate knowledgeably for the beef industry. Updated information and resources to help answer […]