Time to Get Jazzed for #CattleCon23

New Orleans is where thousands of cattle producers from around the country are gathering to attend the 125th 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show February 1-3, preceded by the 30th annual Cattlemen’s College starting on January 31. The theme of the convention is Get Jazzed, and the Opening General Session will include a fireside chat about ranch life …

NCBA President Testifies on Cattle Market Policies

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA President Don Schiefelbein of Minnesota testified before a House Agriculture Committee hearing Wednesday on cattle market policy issues. Listen to Schiefelbein’s opening remarks here: (5:16) Wednesday’s hearing included a panel consisting of the CEOs of the four major meat packing companies – Cargill, Tyson, National Beef and JBS. The hearing was based on allegations that …

NCBA Opposes Mandate on Cattle Sales

Two bills designed to address transparency and oversight within cattle marketing were the subject of a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Tuesday where the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association expressed opposition to a “government mandate on cattle sales.” The hearing was specifically on the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and …

2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

The 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is in-person in Houston, TX, February 1-3, 2022. #CattleCon22 is THE event for anyone in the cattle business! The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is agriculture’s premier event where the industry comes together to get down to business for the cattle industry. Cattlemen and women from across the country …

NCBA Reviews 2021

2021 has been a busy year for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association working for the nation’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. Members of the NCBA policy team took some time to update reporters on wins and losses this year and where the industry stands going into 2022. Ethan Lane, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, provided an overview of …

House Ag Committee Hearing on State of the Livestock Industry

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday to address the current state of the livestock industry, meat processing, production and supply. Among the witnesses testifying were Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Todd Wilkinson of South Dakota, and François Léger of FPL Food, on behalf of the North American Meat …

2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow

The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is tuning in to Tennessee August 10-12 in Nashville. #CattleCon21 is THE event for anyone in the cattle business! The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is agriculture’s premier event where thousands of cattlemen and women gather for three days of education, fellowship, networking, business, and a whole lot of …

Hearing Focuses on State of Beef Supply Chain

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday to examine how to address challenges within the beef supply chain during which several members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity. Ranking Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) recently introduced the Butcher Block Act, a bipartisan bill that …

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, …

2020 NAFB Virtual Convention

Every year, the NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. The NAFB Convention is great opportunity to connect with industry peers, brush up on professional skills, and learn more about opportunities and challenges impacting the U.S. farmer and rancher. For more information on the 2020 NAFB Virtual Convention, connect with the …

Conservation Goals Unite Livestock and Sporting Groups

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Monday with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) with a commitment to conservation of natural resources through sustainable multiple use. The MOU outlines these groups’ efforts to cultivate healthier ecosystems, wildlife populations, and economies through active management. Hunting, fishing, and …

ZimmCast 651 – NCBA Virtual Newsroom and More

ZimmCast

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. In this week’s program you’ll hear from Marvin Kokes, Senior VP of Corporate Relations, NCBA. We talk about this week’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting and the virtual ag newsroom we created on AgNewsWire. From there …

2020 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting

Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting features meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The cattle industry comes together twice a year to discuss current issues as a group, to work on programs and initiatives, and to set the course we should take with our …

President Trump Announces Direct Assistance to Farmers

President Donald Trump Tuesday announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “These payments will compensate farmers for losses related to the global pandemic caused by China,” said President Trump, who was joined making the announcement …

NCBA Urges Steps to Maintain Beef Supply

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is working to maintain an adequate supply of beef for U.S. consumers during the current COVID-19 outbreak. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane says they have taken a number of steps to help protect the value chain, starting with sending a request to Vice President Mike Pence for assurance that meat inspection …