During his time as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Craig Uden has had the opportunity to see a lot of cattle country and meet with many producers like himself. He believes the grassroots nature of the organization continues to be one of its most important attributes.
“These challenges that come from these states are the backbone of why we exist,” said Uden. “We bring those challenges, create opportunities and whatever we come up with, we move out as policy for NCBA and I think that’s been key.”
Uden said one goal he had coming into this time of service was to strengthen the partnership between the state organizations and the national leadership, and he feels a sense of accomplishment in that area. He also recognized relationships built with many leaders and policymakers in Washington, D.C. and some wins in the area of regulatory reform. Uden said challenges remain in the area of trade and also with the next Farm Bill discussion on the horizon.
Listen to Jamie’s interview with Craig Uden here: Craig Uden, 2017 NCBA President
Hear Craig’s remarks during the convention here: Craig Uden's Convention Remarks