US – The nation’s leading beef producer organisation has recently helped secure several beef industry wins in Washington, DC – for instance on an oppressive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and on President Obama’s BLM Planning 2.0 rule.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has also helped lay a foundation and build excitement for beef’s return to China for the first time in more than a decade.
Now NCBA is upping the ante, asking its members to help fortify its ranks to help maintain the momentum in Washington – as well as recapture ground lost due to previous government overreach.
Through its 2017 “Just Ask” fall membership drive, NCBA is encouraging its members to recruit at least one new member from their community. The charge intends to sustain support for NCBA’s strong and growing advocacy in Washington, DC.
“NCBA worked diligently in 2017 to secure several major policy victories that ensure US cattlemen and women will be able to continue to operate their businesses successfully,” said NCBA President Craig Uden, a cattleman from Elwood, Nebraska.
“While these victories were important, NCBA is urging more cattle producers to join the fight and engage in the issues that are critical to the future viability of our industry, such as tax reform, modernizing the Endangered Species Act and establishing strong new foreign markets free of unfair restrictions on American beef.
“Now is the time to get involved and become a member.
“Your membership will help NCBA to continue the fight on Capitol Hill.”
Owing to a strong partnership with its state affiliates, NCBA ended the 2017 fiscal year with 25,000 members. Through the fall membership drive, NCBA has successfully engaged with an additional 80,000 US cattlemen and women.
Mr Uden says NCBA members do more than benefit from a stronger beef industry in Washington D.C. Membership also offers great individual benefits, including discounts from RAM, New Holland Agriculture, Roper/Stetson/Tin Haul, John Deere, Cabela’s and Caterpillar.
Members receive a subscription to National Cattlemen and regular updates from Washington. New members will also receive a voucher for a one liter bottle of Dectomax® pour-on from Zoetis.
For more information and to join, visit www.ncba.org or call 1-866-233-3872.