Marketing Policy Session Wraps up NCBA Summer Meeting

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A capacity crowd of cattle producers worked for more than six hours Wednesday to agree on a policy that would help resolve concerns about live cattle marketing issues and lead the industry to more robust price discovery. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Live Cattle Marketing Committee considered several proposals, each aimed at encouraging greater volumes of cash cattle trade. After …

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Fed Cattle Exchange Acquired by Central Stockyards

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Post updated with Central Stockyards CEO interview The Fed Cattle Exchange weekly fed cattle online auction has been acquired by Central Stockyards, LLC. Since 2016 the Fed Cattle Exchange has provided the cattle industry with weekly, cost-effective cattle auctions that provide a platform for price discovery through competitive bidding. The prices determined in the weekly auctions benefit the entire cattle …

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NCBA and PLC Celebrate Environmental Policy Updates

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) recently celebrated landmark improvements to environmental policy through finalization of the Trump Administration’s rulemaking on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The updates make the process more efficient, while also laying the groundwork for healthy and resilient open spaces and pastureland. Public Lands Council Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover …

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USDA Undersecretary Updates NCBA on Grasslands Management

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James Hubbard, USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, attended the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) summer meeting this week to provide an update on Forest Service management of grasslands. The Forest Service manages 3.8 million acres of National Grasslands across 12 Western States. They are managed sustainably with the help of some 6200 permitted ranching families, who pride themselves …

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NCBA Campaign Highlights #BenefitsofBeef

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) last week launched a nationwide grassroots campaign to highlight the #BenefitsofBeef, calling on cattle producers to submit public comments in support of beef’s role in federal dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) newly released Scientific Report lays the groundwork for five years of federal nutrition guidance and comments are being accepted until …

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NCBA Summer Business Meeting is Happening

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Annual Summer Business Meeting is underway this week in Denver, with more than 500 cattle producers, industry partners, and stakeholders gathered, both in-person and virtually, for policy development, education, and long-range planning. “It’s really important that we did do this in-person meeting,” said Marvin Kokes, NCBA Senior VP for corporate relations and events. “Cattlemen …

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International Trade Issues at #BeefMeet Summer Meeting

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The 2020 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting is taking place in Denver, CO. Committees will be meeting to provide direction for the organizations that participate which include the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. We have created a virtual ag newsroom on AgNewsWire to provide a resource …

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Examining the Environmental Hoofprint of Beef

Carrie Muehling

While COVID-19 is presenting plenty of short-term challenges for the cattle industry, Alltech’s Dr. Vaughn Holder remains focused on a bigger picture of providing food security for a rapidly growing global population. “The fact of the matter is that ruminants are the only animals that are able to convert feeds that are inedible to humans to actual high quality products …

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Alltech ONE Virtual to Offer COVID-19 Insight

Cindy Zimmerman

The Alltech One Virtual Experience gets underway on May 18 bringing live, on-demand keynote addresses, presentations and interactive sessions on a variety of timely topics to thousands of participants around the world. Of course, COVID19 will frame much of the discussion, and one presentation will feature South Dakota cattle rancher and BEEF Daily blogger Amanda Radke who will be discussing …

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Trump Orders Meat Packing Plants to Stay Open

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Tuesday to keep meat and poultry processing facilities open during the COVID-19 national emergency. During a Tuesday press availability, President Trump said the order “will solve any liability problems” for the plants. “We’re working with Tyson… and we always work with the farmers. There’s plenty of supply.” :30 Under the Executive Order and …

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