Talking Policy at #CattleCon24

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethan Lane moderates panel of NCBA policy specialists

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Executive Committee last week approved the organization’s policy priorities for the year which focus on advocating for the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, protecting cattle producers from federal regulatory overreach, and defending the U.S. cattle industry against external attacks.

NCBA’s policy priorities include:
Secure reauthorization of the animal health provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and advocate for expanded funding of the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB) to protect against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
Defend the U.S. cattle industry against radical animal activist groups that want to end cattle production, including the Beef Checkoff.
Fight against misguided Endangered Species Act rules and any expansion of bureaucratic red tape under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 
Preserve family farms and ranches for future generations by advocating for essential tax relief for cattle producers.

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane led the policy issues update last week with many of the organization’s specialists in different areas. Listen to their interviews below:

Ethan Lane, NCBA Vice President, Government Affairs
Interview with Ethan Lane 10:20
Kent Bacus, Executive Director, Government Affairs, NCBA
Interview with Kent Bacus 8:38
Tanner Beymer, NCBA Sr Dir, Government Affairs
Interview with Tanner Beymer 6:30
Sigrid Johannes, Director, Public Lands Council and NCBA Government Affairs
Interview with Sigrid Johannes 4:51
Kelsey Kemp, Associate Director, Government Affairs, NCBA
Interview with Kelsey Kemp 4:13

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