Conservation Goals Unite Livestock and Sporting Groups

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Monday with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) with a commitment to conservation of natural resources through sustainable multiple use. The MOU outlines these groups’ efforts to cultivate healthier ecosystems, wildlife populations, and economies through active management. Hunting, fishing, and …

2020 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting

Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting features meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The cattle industry comes together twice a year to discuss current issues as a group, to work on programs and initiatives, and to set the course we should take with our …

NCBA Urges Steps to Maintain Beef Supply

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is working to maintain an adequate supply of beef for U.S. consumers during the current COVID-19 outbreak. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane says they have taken a number of steps to help protect the value chain, starting with sending a request to Vice President Mike Pence for assurance that meat inspection …

Ag Groups Cheer Japan Agreement

Representatives for farmer and rancher organizations were present for a meeting with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe in New York City as the two signed a trade deal Wednesday worth billions for U.S. agricultural producers. Under the market access agreement, Japan will open the market to approximately $7 billion in American agricultural exports, eliminating or significantly lowering …

US-EU Beef Trade Deal Signed

President Donald J. Trump congratulated members of the nation’s beef cattle industry Friday as the United States and the European Union signed an agreement that is expected to nearly triple the duty-free access for high quality U.S. beef exports to Europe. . “This is a tremendous victory for American farmers, ranchers, and, of course, European consumers because American beef is …

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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19), held May 19–21 in Lexington, Kentucky, brings together producers and industry experts from around the world to share insights and solutions to today’s most pressing issues within the global agriculture industry. Now in its 35th year, Alltech’s conference is attended annually by nearly 4,000 people from over 70 countries. Whether producers are navigating a …

NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier Announces Retirement Plans

After 34 years with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the past four as CEO, Kendal Frazier has announced his plans for retirement. NCBA will begin the search process to select a new CEO immediately, and Frazier will remain in place to assist with the transition process, until Dec. 31. As CEO, Frazier has kept a sharp focus on the …

USDA and Nebraska Officials Discuss Flood Damage

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach is in Nebraska this week surveying weather-related damage and talking with affected farmers and ranchers. He participated in a Facebook Live roundtable with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other state officials on Monday. Audio with opening remarks from Ibach, Gov. Ricketts, and state Director of Agriculture Steve Wellman: The …

ZimmCast From Cattle Industry Convention

This week’s program contains some audio from last week’s Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. After looking at what’s coming up on our calendar I share a couple of excerpts from the press conference with Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and then from Terry Bradshaw’s speech. Sonny talks trade and Terry talks cows. I had no idea he had …

2018 Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

More than 600 cattle industry leaders will be attending the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver this week to help create direction for critical industry programs. The meeting is taking place Aug. 1-4. The event includes meetings of cattlemen and women representing the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen and National Cattlemen’s …

ZimmCast on Ag Podcasts

This edition of the ZimmCast features some industry podcasts worth a subscription. They include: The Ethanol Report, which has been sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association since 2008. Beltway Beef, the podcast of the National Cattlemens Beef Association. The ASI Sheepcast hosted by former farm broadcaster Chase Adams. Last but now least, the new AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network, Ag …

China Adds Tariffs on Beef and Soybeans

More U.S. agricultural products are on the second list of retaliatory tariffs from China, including both soybeans and beef, of 25 percent. Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), calls the action unsettling but not surprising. “This is a battle between two governments, and the unfortunate casualties will be America’s cattlemen …

Alltech at #CattleCon18

This page contains links to photos and audio from Alltech at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, January 31-February 2 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: Alltech’s 2018 NCBA Trade Show Photo Album Audio: Five Mineral Myths Busted –   Organic vs. Inorganic Mineral Study –   Alltech Research Leads to Changes in Mineral Management –   Alltech’s Bio-Mos …

2018 Cattle Industry Convention

The Virtual Newsroom for the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show can be found on its own custom page. The convention was held January 31-February 2 in Phoenix, AZ. In the Convention & Trade Show Virtual Newsroom you will find all the content we created during the convention. Please let us know if you have any questions. This …

Cattle Producers Fight Buzzard Predators

Cattle producers are seeking a depredation order from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service allowing producers to control the Black Headed Vulture, an invasive vulture species stalking and killing livestock. Adam McClung, Executive Vice President, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), said, “The Black Headed Vultures and the depredation loss cattlemen are seeing has been an ongoing discussion inside the ACA with …