Ag Groups Challenge EPA Interpretive Rule

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Beef, EPA, Government, NCBA, NPPC

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s promise that under the proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) “all normal farming practices are exempt – period” may be falling on deaf ears in the agriculture community. McCarthy is visiting Missouri this week to explain the proposed rules but she faces an uphill battle from the … Read More

EPA Chief to Explain Water Rule in Missouri

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Audio, environment, EPA, Government, Livestock, NCBA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Missouri this week to defend and explain the Administration’s proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). “I’m hoping that this trip helps us ‘ditch the myths’ and misinformation,” said McCarthy during a media call this morning in an obvious reference to the American … Read More

WTO Decision on COOL Confidential For Now

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef, International, NCBA, Trade

The World Trade Organization has reportedly made a decision on the case against the United States mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law by Canada and Mexico, but it may be some time yet before we hear what it is. “Sometimes there are additional questions, additional information that needs to be provided,” says National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Associate Director … Read More

Learn About New Holland for Cattlemen

Talia GoesAgribusiness, NCBA, New Holland, Social Media

Want to learn more about New Holland products and services available to cattlemen? The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is partnering with New Holland to answer producer questions about everything from field equipment, to maintenance, to quality haymaking. Tune in as NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen goes LIVE from Denver, Colo., on Tues., May 21, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on RFD-TV. … Read More

Dairy Producer is NCBA President-Elect

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef, NCBA

Meet the new officers of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The three were elected at last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville. From left to right, they are: President J.D. Alexander from Pilger, Nebraska; President-Elect Scott George from Cody, Wyoming; and Vice President Bob McCan of Victoria, Texas. President-elect Scott George is primarily a dairyman in a family partnership that … Read More

Cattle Industry Pleased with Child Farm Labor Rule Decision

Cindy ZimmermanGeneral, Government, Labor, NCBA

Just prior to the opening general session of the Cattle Industry Convention this week, the U.S. Labor Department announced that a proposal which would have barred children from many on-farm tasks will be revised to allow broader exemptions for parents who own or run agricultural operations. “I’ve got a news flash for all of you,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association … Read More