There have been some concerns raised about proposed changes to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association governance, not the least of those concerns raised by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He wants to make sure the NCBA changes don’t affect the independence of the Federation of State Beef Councils, they keep separate checkoff and policy dollars… maintaining a firewall between the two, federation members won’t be required to buy a seat, and USDA’s Ag Marketing Service will maintain regulatory oversight of the federation and the board.
In this episode of the Milking Parlor, we’ll listen in to part of the press conference where Illinois cattle producer and NCBA President Steve Foglesong and Scott George, NCBA Federation Division Chair and Wyoming dairy/beef producer, address those concerns.
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