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America’s Oldest and Largest Cattlemen’s Group Calls On NAFTA Negotiators to Preserve Market Access, “Do No Harm”

Kevin Kester, a fifth-generation California rancher and president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – the oldest and largest national association of cattlemen – today testified in support of the market access that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has delivered for America’s cattle producers, and warned against the re-adoption of failed policies that… Read the rest »

Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden and Public Lands Council President Dave Eliason today issued the following statements regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has filed an official proposal to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “This is another great step in the right direction, and the Administration… Read the rest »

NCBA Supports Action, “Proves Food Safety System Works”

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is placing a ban on the import of fresh beef from Brazil:   “NCBA supports the action taken by Secretary Perdue to suspend fresh beef imports from Brazil. This… Read the rest »

NCBA Applauds Nomination of Former Chief Economist Doud to USTR Post

Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to Gregg Doud’s nomination to be the chief negotiator on agricultural issues in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative: “Gregg has been a friend and colleague for many years, and I can testify… Read the rest »

NCBA Hails Final Agreement That Clears Way For U.S. Beef’s Return to China For First Time Since 2003

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) announcement that it has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials on a deal that will allow U.S. producers to begin beef exports to China for the first time since 2003:… Read the rest »

USMEF Kicks Off Spring Conference, Announces Succession Plan

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) opened its Spring Conference Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia, with an extensive discussion of the current international trade environment and a review of year-to-date export results for U.S. pork, beef and lamb. The federation also announced the successor to longtime USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng, as Dan Halstrom, USMEF… Read the rest »

Fight for the Future

Op-Ed from Kendal Frazier, NCBA CEO The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) doesn’t want consumers eating animal protein, especially beef. To reach that goal the radical animals rights activists have partnered with the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) in an attempt to gain standing and add an air of legitimacy to their efforts…. Read the rest »

White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in the Antiquities Act

The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed today that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents. Dave Eliason, PLC president, said while the Act was intended to preserve Native American artifacts and areas of historical importance, Presidents have instead used the Act to bypass… Read the rest »

Administration Proposes Comprehensive Tax Reform Plan, Includes Repeal of Death Tax

This afternoon, top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Administration work to pass a comprehensive tax reform package this year. Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association director… Read the rest »

Cattlemen Praise Confirmation of Gov. Perdue for USDA Secretary

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today praised the Senate confirmation of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Decisions made every day at the USDA have a significant impact on our ability to run our operations. We are excited to have a Secretary that comes from the… Read the rest »