Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


NCBA Joins Dialogue with Sec. Vilsack on Build Back Better Initiative

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:33:55 CDT

NCBA Joins Dialogue with Sec. Vilsack on Build Back Better Initiative Today, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association joined an agriculture industry call with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack to discuss the path forward for the recently-announced $4 billion Build Back Better initiative.

During the coalition call, there was a productive, positive dialogue on how funds could best be utilized to strengthen the security of the beef supply chain and increase opportunities for profitability for all sectors of the cattle industry.

In yesterday's announcement, USDA outlined four areas of focus for the program food production, food processing, aggregation and distribution, and consumers and markets. The prevailing theme on the call was processing capacity, and Sec. Vilsack specifically cited the urgent need to expand capacity in the cattle and beef industry.

"I'm extremely optimistic about the priorities Sec. Vilsack expressed today, and the targeted interest he and his team have shown in improving business conditions for cattle producers," said NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. "The fact that the focus of his comments was on processing capacity signals that the Build Back Better initiative could be directly beneficial for NCBA members. We discussed new local and regional processing facilities, bringing federal inspection within reach for more state-inspected facilities, and maintaining open, transparent markets. A nimble, durable beef supply chain is good for cattle producers and consumers alike, and NCBA looks forward to working with Sec. Vilsack and his team as they build out these resources for producers."

Woodall also reiterated to Sec. Vilsack that demand for U.S. beef is high and cattle supply is high, but the chokepoint in the middle caused by a lack of hook space has stifled producer profitability and created unsustainable market dynamics.
   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Congressman Frank Lucas Breaks Down the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:17:16 CDT
  • OSU's Kim Anderson Looks at Grain Futures Prices in the Last Month  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:49:41 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:13:37 CDT
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:06:04 CDT
  • Oklahoma Department of Commerce Announces Hiring of Agriculture Recruiter  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:53:18 CDT
  • Latest Drought Monitor Report Shows Drought Conditions Improve in Eastern Oklahoma  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:19:29 CDT
  • NASDA to host 30th annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord October 25-27  Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:12:22 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

       
       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.