Beef Buzz News
Cowboy Hats Head to Capitol Hill - 2015 NCBA Legislative Conference
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:37:41 CST
Cowboy hats and boots will be on the hill later on this month. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association will host its spring legislative conference March 24 - 26, 2015 in the nation's capital. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said it's always a great time to have members of NCBA come and interact with members of Congress and their staffers. He said cattlemen will address lawmakers on both the legislative and regulatory side and to make sure their voices are being heard.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Colin Woodall of NCBA
Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays recent sat down with Woodall. Click or tap on the LISTENBAR below to listen to this Beef Buzz feature.
The top concern for cattle producers are the proposed dietary guidelines. Woodall said in looking at the recommendations that have come out, they are concerning. He said there is still a lot of steps before the final guidelines will come out at the end of year. The 'Waters of the US' proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency also ranks near the top.
"We know that will continue to be a push by the Administrator to move that thing forward," Woodall said. "And really the only opportunity we're going to have to kill it is going to congressional action. So it's going to be a great opportunity for cattle producers to really show the concern with this rule and to urge them to step up and shoot down EPA before they can finalize this particular 'WOTUS' proposal."
Woodall this legislative conference allows cattle producers in mass to come to Washington D.C. to meet with their own lawmakers as well as some of the key lawmakers that have some much influence on some of these issues that the cattle industry is most concerned about.
"This is the opportunity for the producers from back home to come to Washington, to talk one-on-one with the members of Congress and their staff and to make sure they truly understand that everything that happens in Washington D.C. has an impact on a grass-roots cattle producer," Woodall said. "That is why this meeting is so important. That's why we are encouraging producers to spend the time and the money to come to town to be a part of this, because it has a huge impact on us as an association being able to successful in all of our policy priorities."
The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.
right-click to download mp3
WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI
Kaitlynn Glover Reviews Supreme Court Oral Arguments on WOTUS Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:45:32 CDT
NCBA Working to Keep GIPSA Rules in the Past Tue, 04 Oct 2022 09:15:31 CDT
NCBA's Colin Woodall Believes Beef is a Key Part of the Solution to Stamping out Hunger Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:52:58 CDT
Federal Disaster Programs Available to Aid Producers in Forage Loss and Transportation Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:53:09 CDT
Congressman Frank Lucas Works to Exclude Farmers and Ranchers from SEC Climate Disclosure Rulemaking Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:17:29 CDT
USDA's Proposed Regulations Under the Packers and Stockyards Act Raises Concerns from NCBA Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:25:15 CDT
Derrell Peel Believes Strong Incentives Coming for Cattle Producers Once We See Drought's End Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:45:14 CDT
Derrell Peel Sees Beef Cow Culling to Set All-Time Record by the Fourth Quarter of 2022 Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:03:22 CDT
Integrity Beef Helping Producers Develop Value Added Cattle Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:18:28 CDT
OCA's Michael Kelsey Likes Pond Cleanout and Drilling Water Wells as Possible Investments of Emergency Drought Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:58:02 CDT
Iowa Cattleman Tells Lawmakers About Improvements Needed in EQIP and CRP Wed, 21 Sep 2022 10:21:45 CDT
Beef Demand Remains Stronger than Anticipated Despite Stubborn Inflation Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:41:19 CDT
As Drought Persists, Cow Herd Liquidation Continues Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:03:30 CDT
Integrity Beef Receives Climate-Smart Ag Grant to Ensure Longevity and Sustainability of the American Ranch Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:35:58 CDT
Hereford Breed Continues to Provide Value to Cattlemen as Demand Remains Strong Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:00:11 CDT
Consumers Keep Buying Beef, but Many Looking for Ways to Keep Cost Per Meal Affordable Wed, 14 Sep 2022 10:42:26 CDT
Decades of Work by Beef Industry Yields a Billion Dollars Monthly in Beef Exports Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:44:36 CDT
Biden Administration Hurries to Finish Their Finalized Rule on WOTUS- Ignoring Supreme Court Arguments in October Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:53:15 CDT
Mary Thomas Hart says Livestock Regulatory Protection Act is a Top Priority for NCBA Fri, 09 Sep 2022 08:54:03 CDT
Cattlemen's Congress- The Mecca for Domestic and International Cattle Producers Thu, 08 Sep 2022 09:58:03 CDT
PJ Budler Working with Cattlemen's Congress to Make it a Premier Destination for International Cattle Producers Wed, 07 Sep 2022 09:37:02 CDT
As Concerns Over China Rise, They Remain a Top Tier Destination for US Beef Tue, 06 Sep 2022 10:39:19 CDT
ICYMI- OSU's Rosslyn Biggs talks Rural Vet Shortage Across the Country Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:37:29 CDT
Beef. It's What's for Dinner. Remains a Top-Tier Brand to Consumers Fri, 02 Sep 2022 08:52:58 CDT
USDA Proposal on Electronic ID Tags Only for Animal Disease Traceback Thu, 01 Sep 2022 10:01:40 CDT
NCBA Supportive of Cattle Electronic ID System to Aid in Disease Traceability Wed, 31 Aug 2022 09:10:48 CDT
OSU's Derrell Peel Sees Tighter Cattle Numbers Translating Into Falling Beef Production Tue, 30 Aug 2022 10:18:19 CDT
FSA Administrator, Zach Ducheneaux, Working to Continuously Improve Assistance Programs for Cattle Producers Mon, 29 Aug 2022 10:04:40 CDT
Jaymelynn Farney Provides Insight on Good Forage Options for Cattle Producers in Fall 2022 Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:20:15 CDT
Cover Cropping a Valuable Strategy for Ranchers, says Jaymelynn Farney Thu, 25 Aug 2022 13:16:08 CDT
Hay Supplies are Short and Likely to Get Worse, Says Cattle Marketer Bob Rodenberger Wed, 24 Aug 2022 08:00:08 CDT
Significant Decline in Female Numbers Coming in 2023 says Derrell Peel Tue, 23 Aug 2022 09:48:22 CDT
USDA August Cattle on Feed Report Run-Down with Derrell Peel Mon, 22 Aug 2022 10:14:46 CDT
Upcoming Webinar to Educate Cattle Producers about the Newest Pest Threatening the Industry Fri, 19 Aug 2022 09:06:31 CDT
NCBA's Kent Bacus Says Beef Exports Looking Great in 2022- But There's Still Trade Challenges to Conquer Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:16:08 CDT