2015 NCBA Trade Show Breaks Another Record

Jamie Johansen

2015 Cattle Industry Convention-goers will not want to miss the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 4-7. With 337 companies in attendance, this is the largest, most advanced trade show for the cattle industry. Every year groundbreaking technologies and ideas are introduced at the event, in addition to expert demonstrations on topics that will …

Ag Group, Cattle, NCBA

NCBA Concerned About Dietary Guidelines

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee met Monday for the last time this year after being included in the spending bill passed by Congress, being instructed to focus its work on nutrient and dietary recommendations “based on sound nutrition science” – as opposed to including sustainability and climate change speculations. The panel provides federal nutrition policy recommendations to the USDA and …

Beef, Food, Government, NCBA, Nutrition

Livestock Provisions in CRomnibus

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate passed the so-called “CRomnibus” Saturday evening by a vote of 56 to 40. The $1.1 trillion measure to keep the government funded through September 2015 includes several provisions important to agriculture. “This legislation contains important policy provisions that prevent the government from reaching into the lives of ordinary American citizens,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK). “Provisions like those …

Beef Checkoff, EPA, Government, Livestock, NCBA

Kansas Youth Wins Cattlemen's National Anthem Contest

John Davis

Mollie Beaver showed she has a voice as big as Texas, as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association named her as its National Anthem singing contest winner. The 11-year-old Kansas native, whose family has been involved in the cattle industry for generations, will sing the National Anthem at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio during the Opening General Session …

Ag Group, NCBA

CAT Expands Presence in Agriculture Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

A first time sponsor and exhibitor at last week’s Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans was Caterpillar (CAT). Dustin Johansen with CAT says they are working to make their products more well known in the agricultural market. “We’ve always have our construction products sold in agriculture, but as the agriculture industry continues to expand, we want to really put …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Livestock, NCBA

Tax Extenders Package Still a Possibility

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Newsletter they discuss the tax extenders package that is still a possibility for lame-duck session. As we wait to see what the lame-duck congressional session holds for cattle producers, the conversation surrounding tax continues to evolve. While momentum has slowed for a comprehensive tax reform, a tax extenders package is still a …

Ag Group, Beef, NCBA

Nominations for NCBA Environmental Stewardship Awards

John Davis

Cattle producers who protect the environment while operating a profitable cattle business are encouraged to participate in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 25th annual Environmental Stewardship Award Program. There will be seven regional winners and one national winner chosen by a committee of representatives from universities, conservation organizations, federal and state agencies, and cattle producers. “Environmental stewardship and conservation have …

Ag Group, Beef, environment, NCBA

NCBA & PLC Accepting Summer Internship Applications

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the summer 2015 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 9, 2015. “NCBA and PLC provide opportunities that very few other internships can offer,” said John Weber, South Dakota State University animal science senior …

Ag Group, Beef, Intern, NCBA, Policy

Cattlemen's College Lineup in San Antonio

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Cattlemen’s College, now celebrating its 22nd year, has established a reputation as one of the most thorough cattle producer education programs in the nation. Sponsored by Zoetis, the 2015 edition of Cattlemen’s College offers a wide range of informative, hands-on educational workshops designed for cattle operations of every size and sector. The program will be …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Cattle, NCBA

NCBA Calls for Border Security & Immigration Reform

Jamie Johansen

In the latest issue of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) newsletter they highlight cattlemen and women’s call for border security and immigration reform. President is expected to announce his plan to address the immigration issue in the U.S. through a series of executive orders. While we do not know what exactly what the executive orders will address, we do know …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Government, NCBA