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 all about business planning for our next fiscal year. As we round out our fiscal year ending at the end of September, we are in the final throws of making decisions about strategies and how we implement policies positions in order to really be able to look to moving the industry to the next stage of the future.”
“The big part of making those decisions here this week is all about input. It’s that grassroots, bottom up approach we have within our structure here to be able to gain a lot of input that we have been building on the entire year.”
Forrest says not doubt it has been a great conference. He feels it has been very upbeat considering many some reprieve in most areas from Mother Nature. The overall market has kept producers in a positive state of mind.
He also shares brief insights into WOTUS, trade and Country of Origin Labeling. All hot topics across the agriculture community and discussed during the recent event.
Listen to my interview with Forrest here: Interview with NCBA CEO, Forrest Roberts
View and download photos from the event here: Cattle Industry Summer Conference Photo Album