Thousands of National Cattlemenâ€™s Beef Association members from across the nation joined forces at the 2006 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Denver last week to address key policy issues affecting the industry. Policy resolutions were passed at the committee level and brought to the NCBA Board of Directors meeting and NCBA Membership meeting, February 3 and 4. Representatives from each state affiliate and NCBA member-organization voted to approve renewal of various existing policies, while also adding new policy resolutions.
"This year, much of the attention was focused on cattle health priorities, international trade issues, environmental policy, animal identification, and renewing existing tax policy," says Jay Truitt, NCBA vice president of government affairs. "The policy resolutions approved at the meeting are not final, of course, until the mail-in membership ballots have been collected and counted."
The NCBA Policy Summary Report from the 2006 Cattle Industry Convention details more than 75 policy renewals, resolutions and amendments for 2006 that were passed by NCBA members attending last weekâ€™s convention.
The full NCBA Policy Summary Report is now available online at: http://hill.beef.org/2006potentialpolicy
Full NCBA membership now has the opportunity to confirm or reverse each policy through a mail-in ballot process. Once the mail-in ballots have been collected and counted, the updated NCBA 2006 Policy Book will be available online at http://hill.beef.org/ and distributed.
"As you can gather from the impressive list of renewals, amendments and new policies, NCBA producer-members once again showed their exhaustive dedication to shaping the future success of the cattle industry at our annual Convention," says Truitt. "The members of NCBA are vocal advocates for the cattle industry, dedicated to leading a complex array of policy issues. NCBA looks forward to working on these priority issues this year."