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Arizona rancher explains the growing regulatory burden ranchers face on federal lands - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Arizona rancher, David Cook, discusses the impact the Federal Land Policy and Management Act as well as the Wilderness Act has had on ranching operations that utilize federal land.   &nbs (full story)


NCBA Marketing Expert Discusses the Recent Volatility in the Cattle Markets - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sarah Calhoun, NCBA manager of government affairs, discusses the volatility the industry has recently experienced in the cattle markets.   (full story)


Trump Administration Announces Restoration of U.S. Beef Access to China - Friday, May 12, 2017

On May 11, the Trump Administration announced that one of the 10 initial actions of the U.S.-China Economic Cooperation 100-Day Plan includes restoration of U.S. beef access to China. We have waited (full story)


BLM, Forest Service need more flexibility to allow increased grazing to prevent wildfires - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ethan Lane, executive directive of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, discusses the use of livestock grazing to prevent wildfires – especially critical after a wet winter in many (full story)


Trump Calls for Review of Previous Antiquities Act Designations - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Marci Schlup, associate director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, discusses the recent Executive Order signed by President Trump to review previous designations made under the Ant (full story)


Cattlemen Welcome Secretary Perdue into role of USDA Secretary - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Colin Woodall, NCBA Sr. VP of Government Affairs, applauds the confirmation of Sonny Perdue and welcomes him into his new role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.     (full story)


Will we see tax reform this year? - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Will we see tax reform this year? Danielle Beck, NCBA director of government affairs, says there is a strong possibility that substantive changes to the tax code will happen by the end of 2017. Liste (full story)


Chinese Market Access for U.S. Beef - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kent Bacus, NCBA director of international trade, discusses the process for regaining access to the Chinese market. (full story)


Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch would be good news for cattle producers - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 Scott Yager, NCBA environmental counsel, provides insight into what the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court would mean for cattle producers. (full story)


NCBA President Discusses 2018 Farm Bill Priorities - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Craig Uden, NCBA president, discusses the House Ag Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture hearing this week in which he testified on cattlemen’s 2018 Farm Bill priorities. (full story)


Audio with Steve Hanson, Past Chairman - Monday, March 13, 2017

Audio with Steve Hanson, Past Chairman Federation of State Beef Councils Earlier this month Steve Hanson, a beef producer from Elsie, Nebraska, completed his one-year term as chairman of the (full story)


Audio with Dawn Caldwell, Vice Chair - Monday, March 13, 2017

Audio with Dawn Caldwell, Vice Chair Federation of State Beef Councils Nebraska beef producer Dawn Caldwell was elected vice chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils at the Cattle Industry (full story)


Strike Two: Senate Votes Down BLM Planning 2.0 - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, discusses the Senate action to repeal BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule.      (full story)

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