A podcast sorting through the issues impacting California's ranching families and producers.
S2 E23: Sorting through thanking our veterans
California cattle ranchers June and Kevin Kester come on the podcast to share about some of the ways they are giving back to veterans. Hear about a recent Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. they were part of and how the National Cattlemen's Beef Association helped make that trip extra special for the group of veterans from California's Central Coast including Past CCA President and veteran, John Lacey.
Watch NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen's Veterans Day Special
It’s a Veterans Day special as we salute men and women who have served in the military and worked in agriculture. Plus, how a group of veterans were honored by NCBA on their recent trip to Washington, D.C.
Learn more about Honor Flight and getting involved at www.HonorFlight.org.
S2 E22: Sorting through the upcoming election with NCBA's Ethan Lane
Happy Halloween! Is it a little spooky to you that the Midterm Election is already coming up next week? To keep us up to speed ahead of Nov. 8 on what the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is watching in the election, expectations on how this election might offer relief and new allies, and what the results could mean for the outcome of the 2023 Farm Bill, NCBA's Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane joins Katie on this new episode.
To learn more about NCBA's policy priorities visit https://www.ncba.org/policy.
S2 E21: Sorting through Cal Poly’s Bull Test and new opportunities for it
Earlier this month Cal Poly's 66th Annual Bull Test Sale was held in San Luis Obispo. The program is the only one in the country completely ran by students!
To talk about what this program provides students, share about the new opportunities coming to the program through a $750,000 grant that was just awarded and have a few laughs, Cal Poly's Zach McFarlane and Aaron Lazanoff come on the podcast.
S2 E20: Sorting through CCA’s success in this legislative session
With Sep. 30 being the deadline for Governor Newsom to act on any legislation from this session, the 2021-2022 Legislative Session is now over. CCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Kirk Wilbur shares in this episode about the bills CCA sponsored that will become law on the first of the year, a few of the many bills the Association engaged on in this session and other wins for California’s ranching community.
At time of recording this episode, not all the bills Kirk mentions in this update had yet been acted on by the Governor. Below is an update on CCA-supported legislation that the Governor has since signed.
SB 856 (Dodd): Signed ✅
AB 211 (Public Resources Budget Trailer Bill): Signed ✅
SB 926 (Dodd): Signed ✅
AB 558 (Nazarian): Signed ✅
S2 E19: Sorting through updates from Siskiyou County with UCCE Advisor Grace Woodmansee
We headed north to Yreka to chat with Siskiyou County Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Grace Woodmansee for this episode. Grace provides updates on how the livestock pass worked during recent fires, shares how she got to Siskiyou County and talks about a few of the ranches doing direct to consumer marketing in the area. She also shares about research she is about to begin on direct to consumer marketing.
In this episode, we mention a couple ranches we visited that served as the tour stops for the Siskiyou County Cattlemen’s 2022 Fall Tour. If you’d like to learn more about those ranches check out their websites:
StarWalker Organic FarmsCrown H Cattle CompanyJenner Family Beef
S2 E18: Sorting through CDFA’s Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Program
Dr. Marissa Silva, a veterinarian with the California Dept. of Food and Ag, comes on the podcast to share all about what the state’s Antimicrobial Use & Stewardship program is, discuss the difference between antibiotic resistance and residue, highlight resources available to help producers with managing herd health and more.
General AUS page: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/AUS/
Veterinary Shortage: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/AUS/CAVetNeeds.html