2017 Policy Committee 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.
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.
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.
*Joint Meeting with the Property Rights & Environmental Management Committee from 10 a.m.-noon in Capitol Ballroom 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Joint Meeting with the Federal Lands Committee from 10 a.m.-noon in Capitol Ballroom 4
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.