NCBA Pleased With Infrastructure Package

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is calling the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday a step in the right direction. “We are pleased to see the Senate has passed an infrastructure package that will benefit American cattle producers. Investments in infrastructure are critical to ensure that those in rural America, including farmers and …

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Thousands Gather for Cattle Industry Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is getting underway today in Nashville, where more than 6,000 cattle producers, industry partners and stakeholders are gathering for three days of education, policy development and networking. “I am pleased that cattlemen and women can come together in person once again,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jerry Bohn. “Producers from …

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Animal Ag News 8/10

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) announced that it will begin publishing a National Daily Direct Formula Base Cattle report, which will provide greater information into the foundational prices used in cattle market formulas, grids, and contracts, and a National Weekly Cattle Net Price Distribution report, which will show the volume of cattle purchased at each different level …

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Animal Ag News 8/2

Carrie Muehling

Cattle producers from across the country will descend upon Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 10-12, for the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. The annual event is well-known for its educational content, motivational speakers and hot topics. New for this year is an additional general session on the final day of convention entitled “Sustainability: Opportunity, or a Bunch of Bull.” …

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Animal Ag News 7/26

Carrie Muehling

Developed by Ridley Block Operations, part of the Alltech Feed Division, the makers of CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements have launched a new supplementation app to make product selection for livestock easier than ever. The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) are pleased to announce the addition of Emily Anne Igli as the new development …

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Animal Ag News 7/19

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. District Court in South Carolina dismissed a challenge to the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and granted a remand without vacatur, ensuring the rule remains in effect until the Biden Administration finalizes a new rule. NCBA, along with other agricultural groups, are engaged in litigation across the country to defend the NWPR and are pleased with this key …

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Precision Ag News 7/14

Carrie Muehling

Smaller tractors led declines in U.S. and Canada farm tractor unit sales while overall tractor inventories are down more than 40 percent year-over-year according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Nutrien eKonomics, Nutrien’s online resource for growers and advisors, announced the launch of a nutrient management app that enables customized agronomic advice for optimum nutrient …

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Animal Ag News 7/12

Carrie Muehling

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Shai Barbut is the 2021 AMSA Distinguished Research Award recipient. The award was established in 1965 to recognize members with outstanding research contributions to the meat industry and is sponsored by Conagra Brands, Inc. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Matt Herrick as senior vice president …

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Animal Ag News 7/6

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a top-to-bottom review of the “Product of the USA” (POTUSA) label, which will inform a forthcoming rulemaking on this topic. NCBA has long-advocated for voluntary labels that meet consumer demand and allow producers to distinguish their products in the marketplace, and recently filed a petition with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) …

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Animal Ag News 6/28

Carrie Muehling

Led by the South Dakota Livestock Auction Markets Association and Steve Stratford of Kansas-based Stratford Angus, the National Beef Checkoff Petition Committee is nearing the deadline for obtaining signed petitions for a beef checkoff referendum from 10 percent of the nation’s cattle owners. Launched on July 2, 2020, in the wake of the economy-disrupting COVID-19 pandemic, the Petition Committee was …

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