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NCBA Supports Additional USDA Funding for Beef Supply Chains

On October 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an additional $100 million investment into the food supply chain infrastructure. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) supports this step to prioritize the expansion of beef processing capacity and dedicate further resources to build a more resilient cattle industry.“Our number one goal at NBCA […]
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Cowboys, Lawmakers Discuss Market Reforms During House Ag Committee Hearing

Cattle markets need reform, “serious reform,” according to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).Consensus for what such reforms would entail, however, was missing at Thursday’s House Agriculture Committee hearing to “Review the State of the Livestock Industry.”In the fourth hearing this year, Ag Committee chairman David Scott (D-GA) said witnesses provided “diverse perspectives,” and that many members […]
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USDA Assistance Deadlines Fast Approaching!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers financial assistance for a broad set of customers through our Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Signup deadlines for three critical programs are quickly approaching:– Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 – Oct. 12- Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program – Oct. 12- Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program – Oct. 15To those […]
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This Week in Washington

by Public Lands Council PLC Affiliate testifies in Senate Committee Executive Vice President of North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Julie Ellingson testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power on the drought crisis conditions across the West. Ellingson drew on her experience on her family’s ranch as well as her leadership in […]
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An Update on WOTUS from Pacific Legal Foundation

By Charles T. Yates Pacific Legal Foundation, which represents Washington Cattlemen’s Association in ongoing litigation over WOTUS, provides the following update: The controversy over the federal government’s regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act continues. The Clean Water Act authorizes the federal government to regulate discharges of pollutants into so-called “navigable waters.” Since the Clean Water Act […]
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