2022 Environmental Stewardship Regional Awards Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recognized seven of the nation’s top cattle operations as Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) regional winners for their environmental conservation efforts during the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans. The regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be presented during NCBA’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., …

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Good Times are Rolling at #CattleCon23

Cindy Zimmerman

Nearly 7,000 cattle producers, industry partners and stakeholders have gathered in New Orleans this week for the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show with the first general session on stage Wednesday afternoon. This year’s event kicked off with Franki Moscato, winner of the 10th Annual NCBA National Anthem Contest, singing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Buzz Brainard, host of Music …

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NCBA Announces 2023 Policy Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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#CattleCon23 DC Issues Update

Cindy Zimmerman

From the White House to Capitol Hill to federal agencies, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association policy team is engaged on every issue that could possibly impact a cattle operation. As cattle producers gathered in New Orleans for the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Tuesday, Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane gathered his policy team for a policy …

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New Orleans Welcomes #CattleCon23

Cindy Zimmerman

Early Mardi Gras is in bloom on the streets of NOLA as cattle producers from around the nation gather for the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Attendance is good and NCBA president Don Schiefelbein is seeing a lot of smiling faces. “It’s amazing what good prices do for good attitudes,” he said. At the same time, producers …

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Time to Get Jazzed for #CattleCon23

Cindy Zimmerman

The streets of New Orleans will be filled with cowboy boots this week as thousands of cattle producers from around the country visit to attend the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. “This is the 125th anniversary of NCBA and the Cattle Industry Convention, so we’re excited to be celebrating that,” said NCBA Executive Director of Meetings and …

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USDA Announces Value Added Producer Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday announced the awarding of $9.6 million across the country and taking several other steps to help farmers, ranchers, processors and rural businesses diversify the nation’s meat supply. The Department is awarding 23 Value Added Producer Grant program grants totaling $3.9 million to help producer-owned companies process and market new products. USDA is also providing guarantees …

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Get Ready to Get Jazzed at #CattleCon23

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Tradeshow is right around the corner! Get ready to get jazzed February 1-3, 2023 in The Big Easy with cattlemen and women from around the country. The annual convention will kick off on Feb. 1, with Buzz Brainard, host of Music Row Happy Hour, returning as emcee. The Opening General Session will include …

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NCBA Praises White House Food and Ag Security Focus

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) praised the signing last week of the National Security Memorandum to Strengthen the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture, which will allow the federal government to identify the threats facing our food supply and enhance national preparedness and response. “Our agricultural sector faces a variety of threats that could inhibit cattle producers’ …

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NCBA CEO Represents Beef Producers at White House

Cindy Zimmerman

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall this week attended the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to represent the nation’s beef cattle producers. “The White House has prioritized ending hunger and increasing access to nutritious food and America’s cattle producers are ready to help by providing safe, sustainable, and nutritious protein to the world,” said NCBA …

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