Tag: NCBA

Harvest Public Media: American Beef Industry Gets Ready To Send A Bull Back Into China’s Shops

By Luke Runyon • Jun 15, 2017 After coming to an agreement with U.S. trade officials to bring American beef to China after a 14-year hiatus, the most populous country in the world is set to once again import U.S.-raised beef. To take advantage of the massive new market, however, the U.S. cattle industry is




NPR: Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America, But It’s Really All About The Beef

May 12, 2017 Cooked chicken from birds grown and raised in China soon will be headed to America — in a trade deal that’s really about beef. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Thursday night that the U.S. was greenlighting Chinese chicken imports and getting U.S. beef producers access to China’s nearly 1.4 billion consumers. But


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York News-Times: NCBA, what’s the deal?

Kerry Hoffschneider Apr 11, 2017 It is important for the farming and ranching community as well as the general public to know about the efforts of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) as they continue to move forward to uncover what is truly going on with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) use of Beef




OCM Press Release: USDA Claims Confidentiality for 12,000 Pages of Federal Checkoff Spending Records

April 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCM Moves Forward in Freedom of Information Case despite USDA’s Attempt to Conceal NCBA’s Abuses of Beef Checkoff Funds LINCOLN, NE – March 31, 2017 was the USDA’s court-ordered deadline to choose transparency or secrecy in a lawsuit over records from an audit initiated in 2011 of the federal




DTN Progressive Farmer: Divide on Livestock Rules: Battle Continues Over Proposed Rule Changes to Packers and Stockyards Law

Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 3/24/2017 | 3:47 PM CDT OMAHA (DTN) — Major livestock and meatpacker groups on Friday called on USDA to withdraw proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act. The extended comment period ended Friday for an interim final rule and proposed rules under the Grain Inspection, Packers and




New Food Economy: One of the biggest fights in food is about to become a civil war

by Joe Fassler | March 9th , 2017 How the bitter debate over a producer-funded organic “checkoff” program reveals a movement’s growing pains—and the fault lines of American agriculture The history of the organic movement has been marked by vigorous debate about the meaning of the word, which priorities matter most, and who gets to




Finally R-CALF gets the opportunity to debate NCBA … over Tomi Lahren’s defense of ranchers

Tomi Lahren stands up for US ranchers against NCBA and multinational meat packers. NCBA responds to Tomi Lahren’s interview with R-CALF member Taylor Haynes. Bill Bullard presents the actual facts.




R-CALF USA Responds to NCBA Attack on Tomi Lahren

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reacted violently to Tomi Lahren’s video promoting COOL and alleging that packers were using imports to drive down prices and force independent ranchers out of business. The NCBA issued a video on its Facebook page this morning calling Tomi’s video “Fake News.” R-CALF USA just completed a quick video