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Date: 4/14/2011

Title: NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen Live Show to Address Key Policy Issues

DENVER – The first four months of the 112th Congress brought new faces and many changes to Washington, D.C., that affect cattle producers, according to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President (NCBA) Bill Donald. Members of Congress, especially in the House of Representatives, are holding the administration accountable for its overreaching regulatory proposals. Will the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) walk away from its Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) proposed livestock marketing rule? Will this Congress finally be the one to fully repeal the estate tax?

Expert panelists will answer these and other important questions during the NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen live call-in show April 19, 2011, to be broadcast on RFD-TV starting at 8:30 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT). Cattlemen and women will be able to ask questions of the panelists by calling 1-888-824-6688 or by emailing

Among the panelists will be Donald; Colin Woodall, NCBA vice president of government affairs; Kristina Butts, NCBA executive director of legislative affairs; and NCBA Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley Lyon. Kevin Ochsner, NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen host, will moderate the one-hour program.  

“Cattle producers need to know what’s on the horizon in Washington, D.C., that might affect their operations,” said Donald. “This live program will give them a chance to get their questions answered, as well as air some of their own concerns that our NCBA Washington, D.C., staff can act on.”

In addition to the estate tax and the proposed GIPSA rule, the panel will also discuss environmental issues, the 2012 elections, international trade and more

The program will be re-broadcast on RFD-TV Wed., April 20, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. EDT and Sat., April 23, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. In addition, all episodes of NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen are available on the program’s website at The program is also on Facebook and can be followed on Twitter.

Premiering in February 2007, NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen is an award-winning program providing information on the U.S. beef cattle industry. Sponsors of the program include Purina Mills; McDonalds; John Deere; Igenity; Pfizer Animal Health; Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health; and Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica.

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