NCBA Encourages Comments on WOTUS

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Animal, NCBA 0 Comments

The comment period for the repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) ends Monday, August 28, 2017 and members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) want to encourage farmers and ranchers to participate. The organization has released a video featuring Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to let their voice be …

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Beef’s Environmental Stewardship Award Finalists

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Conservation, Environment, NCBA

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) announced the six finalists in the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservation efforts. This year’s regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in February 2018. Regional Winners: – Flying Diamond Ranch in …

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SMART Farmer Jennifer Houston

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Livestock, NCBA, SMART Farmer, USFRA

This edition of the SMART Farmer podcast features Tennessee native Jennifer Houston, a livestock market owner and beef cattle industry leader, who talks about how the business of producing and marketing beef cattle has become smarter in recent years. Houston is currently Vice President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and serves on the board of the U.S. Farmers and …

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USDA & NCBA Celebrate U.S. Beef to China

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Exports, NCBA, Trade, USDA

U.S. Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue joined National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Craig Uden for a ceremonial “Cutting of the Prime Rib.” The Nebraska prime rib formally marked the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus as part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action Plan announced by the Trump Administration. The first shipment of U.S. …

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Farm Groups Cheer WOTUS Repeal

Cindy Zimmerman AFBF, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, NCBA, NCGA, NPPC

Ding dong the ditch rule is dead! The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have officially begun the process to withdraw the highly controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) final rule and begin a replacement rulemaking process to gather input and re-evaluate the definition of WOTUS, to cheers from farmers and ranchers nationwide. American Farm …

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U.S. Beef Access to China Takes Another Step Forward

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Exports, NCBA, Trade, USDA, USMEF

The Trump Administration has taken steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. The USDA has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement: “Today is a …

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#ONE17 Thoughts from the Alltech Idea Man

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

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Meet New NCBA President Craig Uden

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA

The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show wrapped up on Saturday with the election of Nebraska cattleman Craig Uden as the organization’s new president. More than 9,300 people attended this year’s convention, shattering the previous record of 8,200, to engage in grassroots policy process, hear from industry experts and attend the expansive tradeshow. Uden’s route to President might …

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Not Politics as Usual from #CattleCon17

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Government, NCBA, Trade

It’s a busy time to be involved in government affairs, as Colin Woodall of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will tell you. Trump hit the ground running, which means NCBA is moving at a quick pace too, Woodall told Jamie Johansen at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The executive action to pull the United States out …

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Our Jamie Wins Best of Beef Award

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As we like to say at ZimmComm New Media, a big Gold Star to our Jamie Johansen! This morning Jamie received the Best of Beef award for Excellence in Agricultural Journalism. We are very, very proud of her. The Best of Beef Awards Breakfast is our chance to honor the cattlemen and women and cattle industry partners who go above …

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