EPA Admin Visits with Cattlemen & Women

Jamie Johansen

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed cattlemen and women at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual legislative conference in Washington D.C. In his remarks, Administrator Pruitt said he is working to build a partnership between the agency and the men and women who serve as the stewards of our natural resources. “In Oklahoma, I saw first-hand that cattlemen care …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, EPA, NCBA

Congressional Beef Caucus Re-established

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applaud the re-establishment of the bipartisan Congressional Beef Caucus. The Beef Caucus will organize and educate Members of Congress and their staff on policy issues that impact America’s cattle and beef producers. The Congressional Beef Caucus will be co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-28th District, Texas) and Kevin Yoder (R-3rd District, Kansas,) who …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Government, NCBA

Animal Ag at Alltech’s #ONE17

Jamie Johansen

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17), held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, will inspire, motivate producers and prepare them for the future. The three-day conference will bring together industry experts from across the globe to share insights and solutions to today’s most pressing issues within agriculture. To provide an opportunity for every corner of production agriculture to engage in disruption, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Beef, Cattle, Chicken, Dairy, Meat, Nutrition, Pork, Poultry, Swine, Technology, Turkey

Animal Ag Calls for Withdrawal of GIPSA

Jamie Johansen

Animal agriculture organizations united last week when they called on USDA to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) interim final and proposed rules, labeled with the misleading title, Farmer Fair Practices Rules. Craig Uden, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) president, said the rules stand to threaten market incentives, the quality of American beef the industry is known …

Ag Group, Beef, Livestock, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Poultry, Turkey

Cattlemen’s Priorities for 2018 Farm Bill

Jamie Johansen

In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), called on Congress to authorize $150 million a year over five years for a “stronger and more adequate foot-and-mouth disease (FMB) vaccine bank” as part of the 2018 Farm …

Ag Group, Beef, Disease, NCBA, Policy, Trade

Nominations for BQA Awards Now Being Accepted

Jamie Johansen

Nominations for the 2018 national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards are now being accepted. The beef checkoff-funded program, now in its 12th year, recognizes five winners in the areas of beef and dairy beef production, marketing and education. Categories for the award are: – BQA Cow-Calf, BQA Feedyard and BQA Dairy awards recognize producers who best demonstrate the implementation of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, BQA

U.S. Red Meat Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January

Jamie Johansen

According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), January exports of U.S. beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016. Beef exports totaled 96,488 metric tons, up 17 percent from a year ago, valued at $515.5 million – up 18 percent and the …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Meat, Pork, Swine, USMEF

Rolling Back BLM Rule: “Strike Two for 2.0”

Jamie Johansen

The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hail Senate passage of the resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Planning 2.0 Rule. “This is Strike Two for 2.0. Streamlining is needed in the planning process, but not at the expense of input from local communities and permittees or elimination of economic analysis requirements,” …

Ag Group, Beef, Conservation, Land, NCBA, PLC

1st Online Brand Registration Program

Jamie Johansen

Kelly Registration Systems (KRS), a leading provider of essential information and automation solutions to the agribusiness industry, released a new software program to manage cattle brands for state departments of agriculture and stockmen’s associations. The online registrations of brands is being implemented to manage Kansas’ livestock brand registrations. According to Dr. Justin Smith of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Livestock

Animal Ag Applauds Appointment of Trump Ag Advisor

Jamie Johansen

Animal agriculture applauds White House appointment of Ray Starling, current chief of staff for Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., to the position of Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Aid. John Weber, president of the National Pork Producers Council said, “By picking a true champion of American agriculture to serve in this key advisory role, President Trump …

Ag Group, Beef, Food, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Policy, politics, Trade