Legislative Conference is an opportunity to spend three days in the nation’s Capitol, meeting with key congressional and agency influencers to articulate our industry's policy priorities. While NCBA staff regularly meets with these policy makers, the most influential meetings are with producers that travel to D.C., bringing local perspective to the beltway.
With over 729,000 beef cattle operations in the United States, the uniqueness of the industry is driven from the diversity across the country. While operations from coast to coast may look significantly different, national policy decisions made in Washington D.C. impact each and every stakeholder in the industry. Ranging from tax and trade, to nutrition, food safety, environmental and federal lands issues and more, policy issues cover a wide variety of topics and a strong showing of NCBA members in Washington is vital to the association and to the beef industry. We encourage every cattle producer to come to D.C. to learn about the issues and help advocate on Capitol Hill.
Why attend Legislative Conference?
"By just showing up and participating you can make a difference in Washington D.C. People don’t believe it, but it’s true. It’s important to be involved and it’s really gratifying knowing you make an impact."
Kevin Kester, 2017 NCBA President-elect
"PLC and NCBA help facilitate a great opportunity for rural producers to meet with the agency personnel as well as their elected officials about the issues affecting producers. This is especially important with the new administration and transition process to ensure that cattlemen’s priorities and recommendations for regulatory reform are being heard."
Kacie Burns, Colorado Cattlemen's Association