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AgDay Analysis With Cattle Expert Who Helped Officials Write NAFTA

NAFTA was a trade pact written in the early 1990s. Derrell Peel, an extension livestock specialist with Oklahoma State University, is one who aided and gave his insights when trade negotiators were writing the deal.

9 months ago
Florida Rancher Marty Smith Elected President of NCBA

Fifth-generation Florida rancher Marty Smith was elected president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) replacing Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., 2019 NCBA president.

9 months ago
Expect Big U.S. Beef Exports to Korea, Japan in 2020

U.S. beef exports continue to remain strong, according to USMEF. The Federation released its year-end numbers on 2019 export sales last week, and it says beef exports are down slightly from the record year of 2018.

9 months ago
NCBA announces priorities
NCBA Unveils Top Policy Priorities For 2020

The Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) approved the organization’s top 2020 Policy Priorities.

10 months ago
Checkoff wins legal decision
Beef Checkoff Prevails In Crucial Court Ruling

A Montana magistrate judge granted summary judgement Wednesday to the government and the 15 qualified state beef councils targeted in the R-CALF vs. Sonny Perdue lawsuit.

10 months ago
NCBA Puts Spin on Yule Log Tradition with a ‘Drool Log’

Ahead of the holidays the NCBA has released a new two-hour video in hopes to “spice up any gathering and celebration.” The Beef Drool Log video features a prime rib roast cooking to perfection over an open flame.

1 year ago
Commentary from Ethan Lane.
Ethan Lane: Why Sustainability?

When the topic of sustainability comes up cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information.

1 year ago
Japan Agreement Similar to TPP

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he believes most ag groups will be happy with details of new trade agreement with Japan as it marches closely to TPP roadmap.

1 year ago