2015 CIC & NCBA Trade Show Registration Opens Today

Jamie Johansen

Registration for the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show is underway. The 117th Annual Convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 4-7, 2015. Advanced registration is open until Jan. 10, 2015. Convention participants will hear from industry leaders, gather insight on industry trends, and enjoy an evening at the Cowboy Comedy Club & …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Events, NCBA

NCBA Voices Concerns About Beef Checkoff Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met earlier this week with the Beef Checkoff working group and reportedly told them he’s planning on implementing a new checkoff program for the industry by January 2016. The action would be taken under the 1996 Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act, also called the “generic checkoff act,” and would be separate from and in addition …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, NCBA

NCBA’s 2015 Record Books Available for Purchase

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the largest and oldest national organization representing U.S. cattle producers, has published the 2015 Integrated Resource Management Redbooks. The books provide an effective way for cattle ranchers to record their production records in order to enhance profitability of their operations. For more than 30 years, these books have assisted cattle producers in effectively and efficiently …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, NCBA

NCBA Behind House Passing Jobs Bill

Jamie Johansen

The House passed The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) by a vote of 253 to 163. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman said this was a positive move for cattle producers and a solid step toward stabilizing the economy. “The Jobs bill passed by the House contains a number of priorities for our producer …

Ag Group, Government, NCBA

How to Understand Tomorrow's Consumer

Jamie Johansen

The most important element in the chain of the beef industry is obviously the consumers. That is why it is imperative that we understand them. Sounds simple, right? Not always, because we have such a diverse array of consumers. The American Hereford Association brought in two experts to talk to producers about six thought starters to help us all understand …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, food safety, Hereford, Marketing, NCBA

House Votes to Protect Private Property Rights

Jamie Johansen

The House of Representatives passed HR 5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 in an attempt to halt the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the efforts of Rep. Southerland (R-Fla.) to block …

Ag Group, environment, Land, NCBA

NCBA Seeks Intern for Cattle Industry Convention

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is accepting applications for internships during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 4-7, 2015. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 6, 2014. This year will mark the 117th Cattle Industry Convention, which is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle industry. The convention and trade show create a …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Education, Intern, NCBA

NCBA Addresses APHIS Proposed Rule

Jamie Johansen

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Inspection Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register today to allow the importation of beef from a region in Argentina. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, cattleman from Victoria, Texas, issued the following statement: “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is deeply concerned by today’s announcement by the United …

Ag Group, Beef, Government, International, NCBA

EPA Finally Hands Over Maps of their WOTUS Proposal

Jamie Johansen

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released maps of waters and wetlands the Environmental Protection Agency has to-date refrained from making public. After multiple requests, the Agency finally handed over the maps to the committee, which appear to detail the extent of the “Waters of the United States” proposal. “Given the astonishing picture they paint, I understand the …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, EPA, NCBA, Water

Ditch the Rule at Missouri State Fair

Jamie Johansen

Agriculture’s “Ditch the Rule” campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was highlighted at the Missouri State Fair this week. Three members of Missouri’s congressional delegation held a press conference at the fair, organized by the the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Missouri Farm Bureau. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Cattle, environment, EPA, Government, NCBA