New NCBA President Follows His Mother’s Footsteps

Cindy Zimmerman

Fifth-generation Florida rancher Marty Smith was elected president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) at the annual Cattle Industry Convention last week, following in the footsteps of his mother Jo Ann Smith, who served as president of the organization in 1985. The Smith family is pictured here with Jo Ann on Marty’s left. “It’s a tremendous honor to lead …

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Cattle Industry Welcomes EPA Adminstrator Wheeler

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a warm welcome when he addressed the Board of Directors meeting for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Friday and was able to proudly list repeal of the 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) in the accomplishments his agency has made for farmers and ranchers. “If you didn’t spontaneously applaud at that one I …

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The Countdown Begins: 100 Days to ONE

Cindy Zimmerman

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE) returns to Lexington, Kentucky May 17–19 for its 36th year. ONE draws on Alltech’s global reach and business scope to assemble thought-leaders from the agriculture, business, health and wellness, and brewing and distilling sectors. “Science, technology and human ingenuity converge at ONE,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “The topics up …

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Florida Ranch Wins Environmental Stewardship Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka, FL was named the national winner of the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award Program this week at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, in San Antonio, TX. “My family has been in Florida for six generations,” said Blackbeard’s managing partner Jim Strickland. “We’ve always been in the cattle business, and we’ve always taken pride …

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NCBA Announces 2020 Beef Quality Assurance Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Winners of the 2020 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards were announced this week during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The awards recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers and marketers who demonstrate high-quality animal care and handling principles and express a strong desire to improve their operations through BQA. 2020 BQA Cow-Calf Award – IX Ranch in …

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USDA Secretary Chats with NCBA President

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sat down with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston on Wednesday to talk about issues important to the thousands of cattle industry representatives attending the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, in San Antonio, TX. The new trade deal with China and the signing of USMCA were big topics of discussion, …

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NCBA Unveils Top Policy Priorities For 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

Top policy priorities for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in 2020 are focused on implementing and protecting regulatory and trade gains made in 2019, while further advancing progress into new territory. This year’s priorities include an emphasis on climate policy and policy such as the proposed Green New Deal. NCBA plans to “Continue to push back against misguided climate …

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#CattleCon20 Kicking Off

Cindy Zimmerman

Meetings have been underway for two days already in San Antonio as cattle industry representatives have been gathering for the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show this week. But today is the day it officially gets underway with the opening general session and trade show welcome reception this afternoon. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president Jennifer Houston of Tennessee …

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2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Preview

Chuck Zimmerman

Cattlemen and cattlewomen from around the nation are heading Deep in the Heart of Texas for the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas Feb. 5-7. The convention will feature business meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the American National CattleWomen. Kicking off the event at the Opening General Session …

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NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier Announces Retirement Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

After 34 years with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the past four as CEO, Kendal Frazier has announced his plans for retirement. “I’m a lucky man to have worked in the cattle industry; what a wonderful journey this has been,” said Frazier in making the announcement. “It has been an honor to serve the men and women who make …

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