Business Meetings

Ag & Food Policy Committee

The Agriculture & Food Policy Committee develops policy on such issues as Federal Farm Programs, Haying and Grazing, Disaster Relief, Labor Issues, Government Funded Production Research, Beef Nutrition and Safety. The committee, at the discretion of the chair and vice chair, can establish subcommittees on an as needed basis.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Dave DeLaney, TX

Vice Chairman: Debbie Lyons-Blythe, KS

NCBA Staff Liaison: Allison Cooke

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

2-4 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 124

Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 

 

Cattle Health & Well-Being Committee

The Cattle Health & Well Being Committee develops policy on such issues as animal care, drugs and biologics, domestic and foreign animal diseases, and animal health research. The committee also works closely with the United States Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration regarding producer education and formulation and implementation of regulatory policy.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Jimmy Holliman, AL

Vice Chairman: Dale Grotelueschen, NE  

NCBA Staff Liaison(s): Kathy Simmons & Jessica Watson

 

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 127

 

Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 

 

Federal Lands Committee*

The Federal Lands Committee develops policy on issues related to grazing on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.  

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Rex Sacco, UT

Vice Chairman: JJ Goicoechea, NV   

NCBA Staff Liaison(s): Ethan Lane & Marci Schlup   

 

 

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

2-4 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 126 

 


Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 

 

*Joint Meeting with the Property Rights & Environmental Management Committee from 12:30-2 p.m. in Phoenix Convention Center- Room 126

International Trade Committee

The International Trade Committee develops policy on issues related to international trade including market access, trade laws and trade agreements. This committee sets policy used to engage with the international community, USTR, USDA, Congress, and international policy entities, and other trade or regulatory bodies which determine our ability to trade in live cattle, genetics, and beef around the world.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Jason Zahn, ND

Vice Chairman: Missy Bonds, TX   

NCBA Staff Liaison: Kent Bacus       

 

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 129 


Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 

 

 

Live Cattle Marketing

The Live Cattle Marketing Committee develops policy on issues related to industry structure, price discovery, futures markets, cattle/beef market price reporting, grading and transportation. This committee will also set policy used to engage with the CME Group, CFTC, GIPSA, and other entities which impact cattle and beef markets.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Myron Williams, SD

Vice Chairman: Steve Sunderman, NE    

NCBA Staff Liaison: Sarah Calhoun     

 

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

12:3-2:30 p.m. 

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 129

 

 

Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 

 

Membership Committee

To work with state affiliate partners and committee members in setting strategic direction for membership growth and retention, affiliate services and state/national partnership opportunities through feedback and input on new programs and evaluation of existing efforts.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Jerry Bohn, KS

Vice Chairman: Joe Guild, NV    

NCBA Staff Liaison: Sam Albrecht         

 

 

Meeting Details

Thurs., Feb. 1

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 128 



Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 

 

 

Property Rights & Environmental Management Committee*

The Property Rights & Environmental Management Committee develops policy on issues related to natural resources, property rights and endangered species. The committee works closely with Congress and the regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency regarding laws and regulations that impact private land owners.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Tim Koopmann, CA

Vice Chairman: Tom McDonald, TX           

NCBA Staff Liaison: Scott Yager    

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

2-4 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 125 

Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 *Joint Meeting with the Federal Lands Committee from 12:30-2 p.m. in Phoenix Convention Center- Room 126

Tax & Credit Committee

The Tax & Credit Committee develops policy on issues related to estate taxes, capital gains and alternative minimum taxes, income taxes and social security, business taxes and banking and credit.

Committee Leadership

Chairman: Gene Copenhaver, VA

Vice Chairman: Scott Peterson, NE          

NCBA Staff Liaison: Danielle Beck         

Meeting Details

Fri., Feb. 2

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center- Room 128

 

Meeting Documents

2017 Summer Business Meeting Minutes

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Agenda

 

 


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