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Retiring NCBA President Craig Uden Offers His Final Review on the State of the Beef Industry

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:32:24 CST

Retiring NCBA President Craig Uden Offers His Final Review on the State of the Beef Industry Nebraska cattle feeder and producer, Craig Uden, will give up the mantle of president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and pass it on to NCBA’s President-elect Kevin Kester of California this week, during the NCBA and Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix. He took a moment to speak with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays to offer a few final thoughts on the state of the beef industry, before he retires from his position at the helm of NCBA.


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Uden has had the unique opportunity to serve in this capacity and work with two, very different administrations in the White House. From this perspective, he offered some insight into how the Trump White House has impacted the industry in its first year.


“I would have to give it fairly high marks as far as rolling back on the regulations. It’s been really beneficial,” Uden said. “On trade, we’re still not sure where that’s going. We’re hearing something different every day. As we talk about renegotiating NAFTA and KORUS - it puts a lot of angst out there in the country and truthfully, the way the herd has built up and the quality of the product… we must have access if we’re going to maintain those numbers and be successful.”


There are still many issues to tackle in the months ahead, though, says Uden. He listed several off the cuff including matters of trade and ongoing negotiations, CERCLA, the ELD mandate and certainly the crafting of the next Farm Bill. Uden did mention tax reform, however, as a significant achievement for the Trump Administration.


“We’ve really developed a lot of relationships within this administration,” he said. “That’s something we’ve not had access to for quite a while.”


Overall, Uden says based on his travels across cattle country speaking with producers, the mood of the ship is good, especially since prices are up. More so, he believes bonds are being made in the industry that will be integral for future cooperation within the industry.


“I’ve been really talking to them about the strength of the national and state partnership and I’ve had a lot of buy in,” he remarked. “Consequently, I think we’re building a real strong foundation in the future for a lot of these producers to tap into. There’s a lot of folks out there that are taking note of what is happening at NCBA and it’s going to be a win-win for all beef producers.”



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