Audio News

Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Richard Gebhart, President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, talks about the message he shared with EPA Region VI Officials and their concerns with the EPA’s proposed WOTUS rule. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Scott George, NCBA Immediate Past President, talks about the EPA’s proposed “waters of the United States” rule and the importance of producer comments.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Colin Woodall Vice President of Government Affairs talks about the status of the WTO Compliance Panel decision on the amended U.S. COOL rule.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture and fifth generation rancher Adam Putnam shares the concern he has about EPA's proposed expansion of the "waters of the United States" rule. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ryan Hughes of the Montana Stockgrowers Association talks about the EPA’s interpretative rule on NRCS practices and how producers can get involved. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nolan Davis of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association talks about the EPA’s proposed waters of the United States rule.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Jack Field, Washington cattleman and executive vice president of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, talks about the effect the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule would have (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Marcus Creasy, Region IV Policy VP for NCBA and Immediate Past President of the Arkansas Cattlemen talks about how the Endangered Species Act is impacting cattlemen and women.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ashley McDonald, NCBA environmental counsel, discusses the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which contains a provision that would ease the burden of the EPA’s spill prevention contr (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dustin Van Liew, PLC Executive Director, talks about the administration’s changes to critical habitat designations and the Committee on Natural Resources field hearing in Arkansas. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

 Dustin Van Liew, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, discusses the House passage of the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mike Smith of the Harris Ranch and member of NCBA and the California Cattlemen talks about his upcoming testimony before the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Developm (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs, talks about the proposed rule to import beef from a region in Brazil and the NCBA’s comments to the agency.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kristina Butts, executive director of government affairs, discusses the signup for disaster assistance and what producers need to know before signing up. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Bob McCan, NCBA President and Victoria, Texas cattleman talks about NCBA’s Legislative Conference and the message cattlemen and women will be carrying to the Hill on trade, specifical (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NCBA Environmental Counsel, Ashley McDonald, discusses in depth some of the concerns of cattlemen and women with the EPA proposed rule on Waters of the United States. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ashley McDonald, NCBA environmental counsel, discusses the proposed rule by the EPA and the Army Corp of Engineers to expand Clean Water Act jurisdiction and the potential impacts to cattlemen and (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dr. Dan Thomson talks about the importance of Beef Quality Assurance and how producers can sign up to get certified through the BQA program.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Representative Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) discusses legislation he introduced with Reps. Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Jim Costa (D-Cal.) that would prevent the EPA from releasing producer (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Dustin Van Liew, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council discusses the President’s $3.9 trillion budget, and issues specific to cattlemen and women. Beltway Beef Audio (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Colin Woodall, vice president of government affairs, discusses the 60-day extension of the comment period for the proposed rule to allow the import of Brazilian beef.  (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dustin Van Liew, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA's Federal Lands, discusses the House passage of the Grazing Improvement Act. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bob McCan, newly elected NCBA president, talks about the 2013 final beef trade numbers and the agreements on the horizon. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NCBA President and Cody, Wyoming cattleman, Scott George, talks about NCBA’s opposition to the Farm Bill Conference Report.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jim Handley, Executive Vice President of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, talks about the potential impact of increased truck weights on the beef industry.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Clara Lau, Ph.D, Director of Nutrition Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff program, spoke to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Public Lands Council Executive Director, Dustin Van Liew, discusses the rescission of the National Blueways Program by the Department of the Interior.    (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, reviews NCBA’s policy successes in 2013 and looks forward to 2014.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall talks about the upcoming Cattle Industry Convention and the grassroots policy making process.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Patrick Bray, Executive Vice President of the Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association, talks about the joint efforts of the Public Lands Council and state partners to delist wolves as an endangered (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dustin Van Liew, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA, talks about the Grazing Improvement Act and Federal Lands Ranching. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Kent Bacus, NCBA Associate Director of Legislative Affairs, talks about international trade in the year past and opportunities on the horizon.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marvin Kokes, NCBA Senior Vice President of Industry and Member Services, talks about the upcoming Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show February 4-7, in Nashville, TN.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kristina Butts, NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs talks about the recent decision by the EPA in revising the volumes of ethanol mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) talks about the King Amendment to the Farm Bill and why all in animal agriculture should support this amendment. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

NCBA President-Elect, Bob McCan, a Victoria, Tex. cattleman, talks about the importance of the final comprehensive BSE rule as announced by USDA/APHIS.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kristina Butts, Executive Director of Government Affairs, talks about the first public meeting of farm bill conferees and what that means for the passage of the 2013 Farm Bill. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

With farm bill conferees named, NCBA continues to make a full farm bill before the year’s end the number one priority on the Hill.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses the recovery effort following the blizzard in South Dakota, what producers can do to help and the outlook on passage of the farm (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Kristina Butts, Executive Director of Government Affairs for the NCBA, discusses the effect the second week of the government shutdown has had on key Congressional priorities for cattlemen and women (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs, talks about the government shut down and the effect that will have on the priorities for cattlemen and women. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

With expiration of the farm bill extension only days away, NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts, says we are now closer than ever on passage of the 2013 Farm Bill.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, talks about the upcoming House vote on a nutrition bill and the importance of passing a 2013 Farm Bill.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, says while NCBA is disappointed with the Court’s ruling on the Preliminary Injunction of the Final MCOOL Rule, NCBA will continue to suppor (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ashley McDonald, NCBA Environmental Counsel discusses the recently filed litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kristina Butts, NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs, discusses the importance of passing the farm bill when Congress returns from recess September 9.     (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs discusses recent developments in regard to Country of Origin Labeling or COOL.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NCBA's Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley McDonald talks about the EPA's proposed "E-Reporting" rule for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders and how this could affe (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, August 06, 2013

NCBA's Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts discusses the 2013 congressional August recess and how important it is for cattlemen and women to meet with their senators and represent (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

California Representative David Valadao talked about his legislation which aims to protect producer information.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts, talks about the next steps for passage of the 2013 Farm Bill.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 09, 2013

NCBA's Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Kent Bacus talks about a rule implemented by the Department of Transportation which would require mandatory rest periods for drivers transporting live (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

NCBA's Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts discusses what cattle producers can do to encourage their representatives to support a full farm bill. Congress will be in recess this (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kent Bacus, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs for the NCBA talks about recent legislation introduced that would permanently repeal the estate tax.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NCBA Past President, Illinois cattlefeeder and rancher, Steve Foglesong talks about the impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) talks about the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, an amendment to the House Farm Bill, and the importance of protecting U.S. agriculture.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

After last week's announcement that the Scientific Commission for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) voted to upgrade the United States’ risk classification for bovine spongiform enc (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In this week's Beltway Beef audio, NCBA Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley McDonald talks about an amendment introduced by Sens. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Donnelly (D-Ind.) that would prevent the Environ (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, discusses tomorrow’s deadline for U.S. action on the WTO case against Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and what cattlemen and women (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs, Kristina Butts, talks about recent and upcoming congressional action on immigration, ADUFA reauthorization and the farm bill.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, discusses the timeline for the 2013 Farm Bill and the NCBA’s priorities.    (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's going to be a very busy next couple of weeks in Washington, D.C., when Congress returns from recess on May 6. NCBA's Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts discusses the farm (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NCBA's Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley McDonald talks about the recent petition filed by NCBA and the Coalition for Responsible Regulation in the U.S. Supreme Court over greenhouse gas regulation (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Straight from the floor of the U.S. Capitol following her testimony before the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Public Lands Council (PLC) Vice President Brenda Richa (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

NCBA's Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts talks about today's scheduled hearing in the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on the reauthorization of the Anima (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, talks about the passage of H.R. 933 and the reality of the continuing sequester.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dustin Van Liew, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council, talks about the Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act and recent activity by the Supreme Court which will affect public lands grazing. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, talks about Ag Day in Washington DC and around the country and the importance of keeping agriculture in the forefront.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

With the recent announcement by USDA that it has proposed an amendment to the mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, NCBA President Elect Bob McCan, a cattleman from Victoria, Texas, discu (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 05, 2013

NCBA's Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall discusses the hearing yesterday held by the House Agriculture Committee in which USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack testified, answering questions (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts discusses recent Congressional activity on border security and immigration reform and the Cattlemen’s position.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kent Bacus, NCBA Associate Director of Legislative Affairs discusses the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act and what it means from cattlemen and women.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall talks about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement that sequestration may result in a furlough for food safety inspectors and the impact tha (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NCBA President J.D. Alexander discusses the recent announcement to further open Japan's market to U.S. beef, and what this means to cattlemen and women.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Congressman Steve Daines, newly elected to Congress representing the state of Montana, discusses priorities for cattlemen and women in the new Congress.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kate Maher, NCBA director of member services, speaks about membership, the state and national relationship and the importance of becoming an NCBA member.      (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses the Farm Bill and Estate Tax.  (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Arizona Cattle Growers' Association Executive Vice President Patrick Bray discusses a major victory for public lands ranchers. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NCBA's Senior Executive Director of Market Research John Lundeen, and the association's Executive Director of Beef Innovations Steve Wald talk about Cattlemen's College 2013, which will be held Feb. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

NCBA President and cattle feeder from Pilger, Neb., J.D. Alexander looks back at the work of 2012 and discusses the priorities and issues that continue to face cattlemen and women .   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brice Lee, the newly elected Public Land Council (PLC) president from Hesperus, Colo., speaks to the importance of federal lands grazing and other top PLC priorities.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NCBA President J.D. Alexander talks about NCBA's priorities and the importance of being a member.   (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kent Bacus, NCBA's associate director of legislative affairs, discusses the estate tax and what happens if Congress and the administration do not act before the end of the year to either extend the (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It's Nov. 6, 2012 - Election Day. NCBA's Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall gives an overview of what's being seen and heard on this Election Day in Washington, D.C., and reminds catt (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Public Lands Council Director Dustin Van Liew talks about the proposed rule on the economic impacts analysis of critical habitat designation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the comment per (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NCBA's Associate Director of Legislative Affairs, Kent Bacus speaks to us about the implementation of the US-Panama Free Trade Agreement and the benefits of the recently passed Highway Transportation (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NCBA's Public Policy Analyst Mallory Gaines discusses the requirements for NCBA's Cattle Industry Convention and Public Policy internships. The Cattle Industry Convention internship will take place (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 09, 2012

National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall talks about the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, which was enacted during this school year. Also (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, October 02, 2012

With Election Day on Nov. 6, it's now more important than ever that cattlemen and cattlewomen head to the polls to cast their ballots. NCBA's Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall talks (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last week NCBA held a "Beef 101" presentation for congressional staff on the estate tax. Guest speakers were Randy Barthle and his daughter Sarabeth Barthle-Simmons, owners of Barthle Brothers (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There is plenty going on in Washington, D.C., this week. But we are going to veer away from the Beltway and talk about an unpopular but extremely important topic. This week, Sept. 16-22, is Nationa (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NCBA's Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts speaks about Congress' work on passing a continuing resolution to keep the government operating. It appears unlikely Congress will appr (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Congress comes back to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10, for only eight days. What will they get done when it comes to the 2012 Farm Bill? NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall discusse (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Washington D.C., may be quiet due to Congress being in recess, but that means that your elected officials are in the countryside, spending time in their home districts. This week, we sit dow (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As drought conditions become the worst in 50 years and corn yields are expected to drop significantly, a coalition of meat and poultry organizations ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Paige Wallace, NCBA’s summer intern, took a hike to Capitol Hill to talk one-on-one with Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). One of the main topics of that conversation was the issue of animal (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee will host a hearing tomorrow, June 27, 2012, to deliberate on the “Superfund Common-Sense Act” introduced by Congressman Billy Long (R-Mo. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This week President Obama announced that the United States and the other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have extended invitations to Canada and Mexico to join the TPP trade (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Cattlemen work 365 days a year to provide wholesome and nutritious beef for a growing global population. However, they are seldom afforded the opportunity to see all segments of the beef industry fro (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) took some time out of his schedule last week to visit with NCBA staff. Despite serving as the governor of Nebraska and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agricultu (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NCBA Associate Director of Communications Mary Geiger caught up with Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) to chat about the 2012 Farm Bill. Rep. Lummis, who sits on the House Committee on Appropr (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NCBA constantly hears from cattlemen and women from across the country about their legitimate concerns regarding the pervasive invasion of the federal government into their daily lives. We aren&rsquo (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The  Animal Agriculture Alliance held its annual Stakeholders Summit last week in Washington, D.C. NCBA, along with our friends at the United Soybean Board, sponsored  Ag Wired coverage (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, May 01, 2012

America’s farmers and ranchers play a critical role in feeding a growing global population. In order to feed 9 to 10 billion people by 2050, we need to begin training the next generation of far (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

As you know, the U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday, April 24, 2012, confirmed an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow in central California. We do not (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NCBA welcomes recent news that the free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Colombia will begin implementation on May 15, 2012. NCBA Associate Director of Legislative Affairs Kent Bac (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NCBA supports a strong research title within the 2012 Farm Bill. Farm bill research dollars are used to fund critical scientific studies to improve the health, well-being and sustainability of the (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, April 03, 2012

NCBA strongly supports legislation introduced March 28, 2012, that will fight for full, permanent repeal of the estate tax. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We are hitting several hot topic issues with NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall. Woodall expresses concerns regarding the U.S. government’s decision to appeal a World (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NCBA’s Mary Geiger went on a mission recently to talk to as many members of Congress as possible. Today, we bring you Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo.). Rep. Graves, who is also a farmer from Nort (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Last Friday, March 9, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the agency will propose a comprehensive rule for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a rule NCBA Associate Direct (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) says ever since he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, he finds himself constantly making the argument that all new wealth comes from the land. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Feb. 1, 2012, the agency’s intent to reconsider a portion of its proposed rule related to on-farm child labor. Specifically, the department wil (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We are continuing to provide reports from the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show held Feb. 1-4, 2012. This week, we bring you a few country music stars who performed in front of more (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We are continuing to provide reports from the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show held Feb. 1-4, 2012. This week, we bring you Dr. Guy Loneragan, professor of food safety and public (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, February 07, 2012

For the next several weeks, we will be airing news from the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show, which was held Feb. 1-4 in Nashville, Tenn. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is expecting record attendance at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The convention has already broken the pre-registration reco (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In July 2011, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the United Egg Producers (UEP) reached an unprecedented agreement to seek federal legislation mandating egg production practices. NCBA (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association supports the administration’s recognition of the need to improve government efficiency and eliminate wasteful spending. However, Colin Woodall, NCBA (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2011 is now history and NCBA’s Washington, D.C., staff is ready to tackle top priority issues in 2012. Although NCBA staff members will receive their marching orders from NCBA's grassroots (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When cattlemen and women gather in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 1-4, for the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, they will be welcoming J.D. Alexander as the new National Cattlemen's Beef (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is right around the corner. The event, Feb. 1-4, in Nashville, Tenn., is the largest convention in the country specifically for cattlemen and (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a clear signal today, Dec. 8, 2011, from the U.S. House of Representatives that placing burdensome and scientifically unfounded regulations on U.S. (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, December 06, 2011

CattleFax Market Analyst Lance Zimmerman has taken auction market research to a new level by focusing on video auction markets and the premiums and discounts producers receive for cattle raised using (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association's (NCBA) Beltway Beef weekly audio is ready. NCBA is expecting good news tomorrow, Nov. 30, 2011. The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says cattlemen support the efforts of the Department of Labor (DOL) to protect children in the workplace. Unfortunately, NCBA is extremely (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The U.S. Senate is likely to vote as early as tomorrow Tues., Nov. 16, 2011, on an amendment sponsored by Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) to the Energy and Water Developmen (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - Tuesday, November 08, 2011

On Fri, Nov. 4, 2011, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall attended a briefing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the status of USDA's Grain Inspection (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

We have some more dust chatter for you this week. NCBA Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley Lyon sets the record straight on controversy surrounding the regulation of farm dust. She says many are (full story)


Beltway Beef Audio News - August 30, 2011 - Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This week's commentary features Bob McCan, chairman of NCBA’s policy division and a cattleman from Victoria, Texas. He is ready for the upcoming election cycle. As the current administration (full story)

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