NCBA Releases 2022 Policy Priorities
By: Sydney Sheffield
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCAB) published its 2022 policy priorities. Announced during the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCAB Trade Show, the policies emphases strengthening the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the cattle industry.
“With the challenging year cattle producers have faced, NCBA is focused on strengthening our industry for the future,” said NCBA President-elect Don Schiefelbein. “By highlighting economic, environmental, and social sustainability, we are addressing the long-term needs of the cattle industry and advancing policies that will contribute to business success, economic growth and respect for our way of life."
NCBA’s policy priorities include:
Improving market leverage and opportunities through increased access to market data and risk management tools for producers.
Securing the future of the beef industry by protecting crucial tax provisions, limiting regulatory burdens on farms and ranches, and leveling the playing field for producers.
Boosting the resiliency of the beef supply chain by addressing labor shortages, improving processing capacity, expanding technology, and strengthening transportation.
Achieving key cattle industry priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill.
“By working to protect the business environment, increase market transparency, and improving the strength of the supply chain, NCBA’s policy efforts will continue to enhance cattle and beef business sustainability in the near-term and for generations to come,” said Schiefelbein.