The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) executive committee approved the organization’s policy priorities at the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, with a focus on advancing animal disease preparedness, protecting voluntary conservation programs, and defending producers from regulatory overreach.
“One of the biggest opportunities to help cattle producers in the coming year is passing the 2023 Farm Bill with continued investment in our national vaccine bank to protect the U.S. cattle herd from the threat of foot-and-mouth disease. Recently, we have seen other countries deal with the realities of animal disease outbreaks. American cattle producers are not going to be caught flat-footed – we are laser-focused on reducing risk and having the strongest response with a stockpile of vaccines that we have been building up since the 2018 Farm Bill,” Wilkinson said.
Other policy priorities include:
Protecting and funding EQIP, CSP and other voluntary conservation programs that incentivize science-based, active management of natural resources.
Protecting the cattle industry from regulatory attacks under Waters of the United States, the Endangered Species Act, emissions reporting and more.
Learn more about NCBA’s 2023 Policy Priorities here.
Interview with Todd Wilkinson, NCBA President-elect and cow-calf operator from South Dakota
2023 CattleCon interview with NCBA president-elect Todd Wilkinson (5:19)
2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Photo Album