NCBA's Update From Washington

Jamie Johansen

NCBA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts, was on-hand during last week’s Cattle Industry’s Summer Conference to update producers on current and future issues the Washington office is tackling. “Washington is always an interesting place in a midterm election year. The one thing NCBA is really focused our efforts on this year is more on the regulatory side of a …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Government, NCBA

NCBA CEO Expresses Upbeat Spirits Towards Next Fiscal Year

Jamie Johansen

Cattlemen’s grassroots organization, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), held their annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, CO. last week. Producers and state organizations gathered to tackle and plan the coming year. Forrest Roberts, NCBA CEO, commented on the event and shared what we can see throughout the next fiscal year in terms of policy and markets. “This conference is …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, NCBA

NCBA's Environmental Committee Brings Packed House

Jamie Johansen

Ashley McDonald, Environmental Council for NCBA, talked about what is on everybody’s minds here at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Waters of the United States (WOTUS) has become a household phrase over the last couple of months and she highlighted NCBA’s efforts to eliminate the EPA’s term ‘navigable’ from the Clean Water Act. “We are in the midst of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, environment, NCBA, Water

Members of the Cattle-Feeding Community Honored

Jamie Johansen

Four individuals who have been catalysts for the beef industry and inspired others to do the same were honored July 29 during the sixth annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet in Westminster, Colorado. The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame was established to honor the exceptional individuals who have made lasting contributions to the cattle-feeding industry. This year, Dinsdale and …

Ag Group, award, Beef, Cattle, Feed

Policy Talks Underway at Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference is well underway here in Denver, CO. Cattlemen and women have gathered to discuss pressing issues affecting producers nationwide. I sat down with Philip Ellis, 2014 NCBA President Elect and he shed some light into what the cattlemen’s organization is doing to advocate and educate. “We always have many issues at our summer conference. …

ADM, Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, NCBA, Policy

Utilize Second Crop to Meet Your Nutrient Needs

Jamie Johansen

John Klein, Corn Replacement Feed & Forage Products Business Manager for ADM had a chance to visit with Chuck the other day about one of the products they offer called ADM Second Crop. The title was given to a process they created for treating crop residue. “It got the title Second Crop because after harvesting your grain you come in …

ADM, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Forage, Nutrition

The Revolution of Precision Nutrition

Jamie Johansen

Chuck recently spoke to ADM’s Jeff Hill about their product AMPT which is revolutionizing mineral nutrition. “AMPT is a new range cow free choice mineral. As the acronym implies AMPT stands for Advanced Mineral Performance Technologies. We took a very specific approach trying to target just the nutrients that the animal needs at the right levels and also enhance it …

ADM, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Mineral, Nutrition

Cattlemen Commence to Talk Business at Summer Conference

Jamie Johansen

Cattle Industry Summer Conference is right around the corner and for the first time Animal.AgWired will be there to cover all the happenings. The 2014 event will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, NCBA

James Herring to Receive National Golden Spur Award

Jamie Johansen

James E. Herring, of Amarillo, Texas, has been selected to receive the prestigious National Golden Spur Award for 2014. Herring will receive the award on September 20, 2014 at the National Ranching Heritage Center on the Texas Tech University campus. Bestowed to an individual who has provided outstanding contributions to the nation’s ranching and livestock industry, the National Golden Spur …

Agribusiness, award, Beef, Cattle