Podcast by The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's policy division in Washington, D.C. We are marching the halls of Congress fighting on behalf of cattlemen and women.
A Deep Dive into Cattle Marketing
Tune in to hear NCBA's Director of Government Affairs & Market Regulatory Policy Tanner Beymer discuss an array of challenges facing the cattle and beef industry in regard to cattle marketing. Tanner gives an update on recent announcements made by USDA, discusses how Members of Congress are engaged in these issues, and shares what NCBA has been doing to create opportunities for increased producer profitability.
This Week in Washington With Ethan Lane
On this episode of Beltway Beef, VP of Government Affairs Ethan Lane gives an overview on what's happened in Washington, D.C this week. Tune in to hear about NCBA's petition to eliminate the "Product of the USA" label, announcements made by USDA, and the continued push from industry groups and Members of Congress for the DOJ to complete their investigation into the meatpacking sector.
Ranching: A Labor of Love for the Land
On this episode of Beltway Beef, Debbie Lyons-Blythe—a rancher from central Kansas—talks about conserving the land that has been in her family for over 130 years. Debbie discusses how farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists, but their conservation methods are not stuck in the past. As new generations have taken on management roles on the farm, the technologies and practices they use have allowed them to continue to take care of the land and conserve natural resources in the most effective way. Tune in to hear more!
Rural Mental Health: Why It Matters and How We Can Reverse the Stigma
On this episode, Ashley is joined by Ted Matthews— a mental health practitioner with over 30 years of experience in counseling in rural areas— to discuss the importance of acknowledging mental health needs in rural communities. Ted shares why it is critical to address the mental health needs of farmers and ranchers in a way that acknowledges their lifestyle and unique situations. He also stresses the importance of farm owners and farm workers seeking out people to talk with as they navigate through the challenges of running a family-owned business. Tune in to hear the full episode.
If you or a loved one is in need of someone to talk with, Ted encourages you to reach out to him at 320-266-2390.
Bacus and Hart on the Intersection of Climate and Trade
On this episode, Ashley sits down with Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access Kent Bacus and Environmental Counsel Mary-Thomas Hart to discuss the intersection of climate and trade. Bacus and Hart discuss strategies NCBA has adopted in regard to sharing the positive story of the cattle industry and the environment to decision makers in Washington, D.C. In addition, they explain the importance of cattle producers telling their story and engaging in conversations that will ultimately affect the future viability of their operations. Tune in to hear more!
So, You Want to be an NCBA Intern?!
Tune in to hear about NCBA's Center for Public Policy internship experience! Mikaela Talley—a recent graduate of Texas A&M University and a native of Floresville, Texas— shares what it was like to be an intern in the D.C. office. The Public Policy internship is offered each semester to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are interested in working on behalf of the U.S. cattle industry. For more information check out our website!
Informative Cattle Industry Political Podcast
Such a great way to stay informed of the latest news that impacts the cattle industry straight from the source in Washington DC. National Cattlemen's Beef Association provides an inside look at the work they are doing on Capitol Hill with these short weekly updates. Love that these are short and to the point from those that are dealing with these issues directly. Keep up the good work!