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CattleFax elects 2018 Officers, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Dale Smith, a cattle producer from Amarillo, Texas, was elected 2018 President of CattleFax at the 50th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 1, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.  Smith is a cow/calf, stocker operator and cattle feeder based out of the Texas panhandle with operations in the Texas Panhandle, Colorado and the Southeast…. Read the rest »

Cattlemen on TPP Moving Forward Without U.S. – “Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access” to Foreign Markets

Group Also Calls for U.S. Senate to Confirm Gregg Doud as Chief Ag Negotiator as NAFTA Talks Resume Kent Bacus, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Director of International Trade and Market Access, today issued the following statement in response to news reports that eleven nations have finalized a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without… Read the rest »

Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites.   The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was enacted to provide… Read the rest »

NCBA Welcomes Updates to Beef Standards

Today NCBA President Craig Uden released the following statement in response to the notice from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards): “Today’s update to the beef standards will benefit U.S. beef producers in every segment of our industry. By… Read the rest »

October another Stellar Month for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

U.S. pork exports remained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). October pork exports were the largest since May, totaling 211,592 metric… Read the rest »

Cattlemen Respond to National Monument Reductions: “Egregious Example of Federal Overreach Corrected in Win for Rural Communities”

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council applauded the White House’s plan to reduce the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. The decision – which follows an extensive review of monument designations by the Department of Interior – is a clear win for rural communities who have suffered the consequences of egregious federal overreach. “Previous… Read the rest »

PLC, NCBA Outline Land Use Plan Amendment Priorities to BLM

Today the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association submitted official comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in response to the BLM’s Notice of Intent to Amend the 2015 Land Use Plan Amendments for the Greater-Sage Grouse. The comments outline key PLC and NCBA priorities for modifications to the 2015 Plan Amendments,… Read the rest »

Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate

“One More Thing For Which to Be Thankful,” Uden Says Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court’s decision to stay a mandate that agricultural entities file reports under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning… Read the rest »

First class feeder cattle marketing

First class feeder cattle marketing

By Steve Suther Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about “First class feeder cattle marketing.” The beef cattle specialist presented on that concept and its evolution at… Read the rest »

Cattlemen: House-Passed Tax Bill “Step in the Right Direction”

Group Applauds Death-Tax Repeal, Vows to Keep Working on “Problematic” Interest Deductibility Provision Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and fourth-generation Nebraska cattle producer, today released the following statement in response to U.S. House approval of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “House approval of this comprehensive tax-reform legislation is… Read the rest »