Cattlemen Convene in Nashville for #CattleCon17

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 120th Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show held February 1-3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event is the oldest and largest national convention for the cattle industry, where members come together to network, create policy for the industry and have some fun. This newsroom includes links to photos, audio and video from …

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Cattlemen and Milk Producers Pleased with Ag Secretary Choice

Cindy Zimmerman

President-elect Donald Trump officially rounded out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association calls him “an excellent pick” to head USDA. “As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as well as the two-term governor of a state where agriculture’s the largest …

Beef, Dairy, government, NCBA

NCBA Names New CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has named Kendal Frazier its new chief executive officer. Frazier was raised on a diversified cattle and grain operation in south-central Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and began his career as a farm broadcaster for WIBW Radio/Television before joining the staff at Kansas Livestock Association as director of communications. He …

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NCBA Pre #BeefMeet Webinar

Joanna Schroeder

Join National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for their “Know Before You Go” pre-convention webinar to learn about meetings and events you don’t want to miss during the Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Get oriented to the location, hear meeting highlights, learn about “new” events for 2016 and more. This is a great resource for you to get answers to questions …

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Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm the Health of Lean Beef

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They have reaffirmed the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirm that Americans are, on average, consuming lean meat in daily amounts that are consistent with the recommendations for protein foods, according the …

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Ditch the Rule at Missouri State Fair

Cindy Zimmerman

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 Republican 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 …

Ag Group, Animals, audio, Environment, government, Livestock, NCBA

Cattle Industry’s Summer Conference

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference took place in Denver, CO. July 30 – August 2. The event brought together cattle producers from across the country to discuss the business side of the industry. A few of the hot issues discussed included Waters of the United States, Country of Origin Labeling and trade regulations. A special thanks goes out to …

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NCBA Awaiting WTO Decision on COOL

Cindy Zimmerman

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. In this interview, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Kent Bacus talks about the background on …

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Livestock Groups Address Farm Bill Concerns

Jamie Johansen

Livestock organizations and food associations are opposing the farm bill out of conference committee this week because makes no changes to the Country of Origin Labeling law (COOL), which is being challenged by Mexico and Canada over world trade violations. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president Scott George, National Association of Manufacturers director of international trade policy Jessica Lemos, and National …

Ag Group, Farm Bill, government, NCBA, Pork, USDA

Cow That Stole Christmas 10 Years Later

Cindy Zimmerman

On December 23, 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the first known case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States. It was in an adult Holstein cow in the state of Washington, which quickly became known as the “cow that stole Christmas.” In this interview, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) chief operating officer Kendal Frazier recalls how …

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