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Results of 2016 National Market Cow and Bull Beef Quality Audit

Findings of Interest to Critical Segment of Beef Market Findings from the beef checkoff-funded 2016 National Market Cow and Bull Beef Quality Audit will be shared with media at a web broadcast featuring the study’s principal investigators on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. MT (3 p.m. CT). This exclusive first-viewing of the research presents… Read the rest »

CLA Member Frasier Farms Hosts EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

CLA Member Frasier Farms Hosts EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Administrator Pruitt discusses repeal of WOTUS with Colorado livestock producers On Thursday, Mark Frasier, CLA Past President, hosted Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator at his family’s ranch a few miles south of Last Chance, Colorado. Pruitt and his senior counsel, Sarah Greenwalt, and others met with livestock producers representing beef, dairy and swine producers in… Read the rest »

June Results Confirm Strong First Half for U.S. Red Meat Exports

U.S. pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), exports also achieved higher values on a per-head-slaughtered basis and accounted for a steady-to-higher percentage of total production…. Read the rest »

USMEF Statement on West Coast Port Labor Contract Extension

On Aug. 4, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that its members have approved a three-year extension of the labor contract covering 29 West Coast ports. The contract between ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) now runs through June 30, 2022. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng issued… Read the rest »

NCBA Responds to Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports: “Underscores Urgent Need for Bilateral Trade Agreement”

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Craig Uden issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Government of Japan is triggering the safeguard tariff increase on frozen beef imports: “We’re very disappointed to learn that the tariff on frozen beef imports to Japan will increase from 38.5 percent to 50 percent until… Read the rest »

Webinar Looks at Expectations for Cow-Calf Producers

Have the lows been established for the cattle industry? With the magnitude of the breaks and rallies that we have experienced across the entire cattle industry thus far that question is on everyone’s mind. An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address that question as well as provide an outlook for the cow-calf and entire beef… Read the rest »

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please Do No Harm!”

Frazier Outlines How NAFTA Has Benefited U.S. Beef Producers: Billions in Annual Sales, “Difficult to Improve Upon Duty-Free, Unlimited Access to Canada and Mexico” National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier today testified on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and warned Congress against using the treaty’s renegotiation… Read the rest »

Ranchers Applaud U.S. Senate’s Confirmation of Bernhardt As Deputy Secretary of Interior

Ethan Lane, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Executive Director, Federal Lands, and Executive Director of the Public Lands Council today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior: “One of any Administration’s most important jobs is to staff key positions with knowledgeable, experienced, and… Read the rest »

Cattlemen, Western Ranchers Applaud Adoption of Wild Horse and Burro Management Amendment

The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today applauded the adoption of an amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that would allow for humane euthanasia of wild horses and burros. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), would rein in burdensome regulations that failed to allow for… Read the rest »

Cattle Industry Wraps Up Summer Business Meeting

More than 700 of the nation’s cattle industry leaders wrapped up another successful Summer Business Meeting in Denver today, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s board of directors formally adopting policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act. “It’s been a great week for America’s cattle industry, and… Read the rest »