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Final Hurdles Cleared for US Beef to China, Latest on NAFTA Renegotiation - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In this week's Beltway Beef podcast, NCBA Director of International Trade and Market Access Kent Bacus discusses the final hurdles that were just cleared re: regaining market access to China, as well (full story)


NCBA President-elect Discusses His Death Tax Experience - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NCBA President-elect and fifth-generation rancher Kevin Kester discusses his family's first-hand experience with the death tax. (full story)


Nebraska Rancher and Attorney Discusses Tax Reform Legislation - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Nebraska rancher and attorney Scott Peterson discusses what tax reform legislation may look like in 2017 and what potential provisions could mean for cattle and beef producers. (full story)


Idaho Rancher Discusses Testimony on "Sue-And-Settle" Lawsuit Abuse - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Idaho rancher Darcy Helmick discusses her recent Congressional testimony on the issue of so-called "sue-and-settle" lawsuit abuse. (full story)


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)

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