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 cadams@beef.org or snewsome@beef.org.

February 9, 2016

Beef Sustainability with Dr. Jude Capper

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Jude Capper, Ph.D. discusses her research into the sustainability of the beef industry and decreases in resource use.

January 19th, 2016

Grassroots Policy Process at Cattle Industry Convention

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Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses the grassroots process at the Cattle Industry Convention and what issues the policy committees are likely to address.

January 12, 2016

House to Vote on WOTUS Resolution of Disapproval

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Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses the upcoming WOTUS resolution of disapproval vote by the House of Representatives.

December 22, 2015

Omnibus Contains Priorities for Cattle Producers

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Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses passage of the omnibus and gives an outlook on 2016 priorities.

December 18, 2015

Breaking News; Congress Passes Omnibus With Full Repeal Of COOL

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Congress passed the omnibus spending bill, containing several priorities for the cattle industry. Colin Woodall, NCBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses NCBA’s priorities in this legislation.

December 15, 2015

GAO Finds EPA Violated Law in WOTUS Rulemaking

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Scott Yager, NCBA Environmental Counsel, discusses the GAO decision and what that means for the future of the WOTUS rule.

December 8th, 2015

COOL Retaliation Announced

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Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses the next steps now that the WTO has ruled the U.S. COOL will result in $1.01 billion in retaliatory tariffs annually unless the rule is repealed.

December 1, 2015

COOL Retaliation Imminent

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Colin Woodall, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, discusses the impending ruling from the WTO on the COOL retaliation amount.

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