NCBA CEO Introduces USFRA Faces

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, NAFB, NCBA, USFRA

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Forrest Roberts had the honor of introducing the new US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance “Faces of Farming and Ranching” at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City. “This is the second class of really great talented farmers and ranchers from across the country to serve as spokespersons for the USFRA,” … Read More

Protein Export Numbers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, International, Lamb, Meat, NAFB, Pork

Leann Saunders, Chairman U.S. Meat Export Federation, was on hand during National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk to update us all on current and future export numbers for beef, pork and lamb. “It has been a great year for exports when you look at statistics January through December. We’ve seen unprecedented growth, 5 billion in pork exports, 5 billion … Read More

NCBA Update from Washington

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, Government, NAFB, NCBA

Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs, gave updates on hot issues facing the beef industry at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. He encourages all producers to step up and stay engaged with the political process. Topics discussed include Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) and the most … Read More

Secretary Vilsack Addresses Animal Ag Topics

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef Checkoff, farm programs, NAFB, Trade, usda

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed a number of topics at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention, including the proposed second beef checkoff. The Secretary was asked why he is proposing the additional checkoff to be implemented by the end of next year. “This is about getting more money into the system,” Vilsack said. “If you can get … Read More

Meet the new USFRA Faces

Taylor TruckeyAudio, NAFB, USFRA

At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention on Wednesday, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program. The new “Faces” are (pictured left to right) Thomas Titus of Illinois, Jay Hill of New Mexico, Erin Brenneman of Iowa, Carla Wardin of Michigan, and Darrell … Read More