The National Cattlemen's Beef Association welcomes you to "Beltway Beef." Initiated in 1898, NCBA is the oldest and largest national marketing organization and trade association dedicated solely to U.S. cattlemen and women. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Denver, NCBA is a producer driven organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry. "Beltway Beef" was created to serve as a sounding board for the U.S. beef industry. Decisions are made in Washington, D.C., directly impacting the cattle business. Our goal is to get the word out and we need your help. We encourage you to comment on the postings, ask questions and share with your friends. Posts on "Beltway Beef" are produced by NCBA staff and invited guests. Feel free to contact the bloggers at or

July 12, 2016

Fever Tick Briefing Held in DC

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Dave DeLaney, Texas cattleman, discusses the issues producers along the southern border are facing with the fever tick.

July 5, 2016

BLM Wild Horse and Burro Programs Examined

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J.J. Goicoechea, Nevada rancher and State Veterinarian, discusses animal welfare concerns raised by the BLM’s implication of the Wild and free Roaming Horse and Burro Act.

June 28, 2016

Sage Grouse Conservation Starts with Grazing

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Brenda Richards, Public Lands Council President, discusses the role of grazing in sage grouse habitat conservation.

June 21, 2016

Cattlemen Push Back on Meatless Monday Campaign 

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Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, talks about the NCBA’s efforts to ensure American servicemen and women continue to have access to high quality beef.

June 14, 2016

Western Governors Seek Reforms to Endangered Species Act

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Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, talks about the recent report released by the Western Governor’s Association’s Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative.

June 7, 2016

On Farm Fuel Tanks Could Be SPCC Regulated

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Scott Yager, NCBA Environmental Counsel, talks about the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure rule and the impact it would have on on-farm fuel and feed ingredient storage.

May 31, 2016

First Online Fed Cattle Auction Held May 25

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Ed Greiman, chairman of NCBA's Cattle Marketing and International Trade Committee, talks about the first online fed cattle auction held by Superior Livestock Auction.

May 24, 2016

NCBA President Testifies on Farm Economy

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NCBA President Tracy Brunner testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock talking about regulatory issues that threaten the economy of the cattle industry.

May 17, 2016

Misuse of EPA Funds Results in Formal Investigation

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Scott Yager, NCBA Environmental Counsel, discusses the formal investigation resulting from the EPA’s funding of billboard and bus placards in Washington State illegally soliciting public comment.

April 26, 2016

NCBA Continues Efforts in Opposition to WOTUS

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Scott Yager, NCBA Environmental Counsel, discusses legislative and litigation efforts against the EPA’s WOTUS rule.

April 19, 2016

Colorado Rancher Robbie LeValley Discusses Critical Habitat Designations      

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NCBA Federal Lands Committee Chair Robbie LeValley discusses the potential consequences of Fish and Wildlife Service's recently finalized rule regarding critical Habitat designations, which expands their ability to designate habitat.

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