How NCBA Policy is Adopted
Our founding fathers first established our predecessor organization to be the voice for all cattle producers and to serve as the beef industry leader. The foundation of its existence is outlined in the industry vision statement. In that vision the principle of one plan, and one voice is clearly portrayed. It speaks clearly to industry unity and collaboration.
How NCBA Policy is Adopted and by Who
NCBA is an organization that is producer directed. All direction and policy is brought forth to NCBA from producers through their state and breed organizations.
HOW AN IDEA BECOMES POLICY
It all starts with you.
State & National Producer Members
Individual members/counties introduce policy through their state affiliates.
State Cattlemen's Association Boards
Policy passed by Affiliates is passed along to the NCBA Committee process.
- Ag & Nutrition Policy
- Cattle Health & Well Being
- Federal Lands
- Cattle Marketing &
- Property Rights &
- Tax & Credit
Policy passed out of an NCBA committee goes to the Resolutions Committee
and then on to the NCBA Board of Directors for approval.
NCBA Board of Directors - Policy Division
NCBA Board of Directors approves and/or modifies Policy. Following Board approval, a ballot is mailed to all members for consideration.
Membership Approval by Ballot
Policy adopted by the Board may be reconsidered or modified if the following criteria is met:
20% Response - Total Membership
20% Response in 4 out of 7 regions
It takes a simple majority to negate policy