Senate Hearing Examines Cattle Markets

The Senate Committee on Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday on “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer” to address a wide range of issues, including the urgent need for robust price discovery and differing industry views on how to achieve it, greater market transparency and oversight, and expanded beef processing capacity.

Among the witnesses was Mark Gardiner, owner-operator of Gardiner Angus Ranch in Kansas, who testified on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

Listen to Gardiner’s opening remarks here:
Mark Gardiner, Kansas, testifies for NCBA (5:12)

Last week in Washington DC, NCBA Directory of Market Regulatory Policy Tanner Beymer discussed the issue and said there is no one answer to the problem.
Tanner Beymer, NCBA (2:11)