In the history of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), not once has the political action committee (PAC) formally endorsed a presidential candidate. Until this year.
NCBA's Policy Division Board of Directors will endorse and financially support the candidacy of George W. Bush because the group says the policies of President Bush and those of the Administration most closely match the policies of the NCBA.
NCBA President and Kansas cattle producer Jan Lyons notified the Bush campaign that this directive was agreed to at NCBAâ€™s Board of Directors meeting Friday morning in Denver.
Some of the key issues NCBA says President Bush has proven his support for cattlemen's needs. NCBA outlines the similarities between their position and President Bush's on animal health, especially bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), environment, trade, federal lands and tax issues.
For more information about the decision, visit hill.beef.org.