The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released 2023 policy priorities at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Priorities focus on animal disease preparedness, protecting voluntary conservation programs and defending producers from burdensome regulation overreach.

To do so, the organization is focused on securing the reauthorization of animal health provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and advocating for expanded funding of the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank to protect against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). NCBA will also be focused on protecting and funding EQIP, CSP and other voluntary conservation programs that incentivize science-based, active management of natural resources. The organization will focus on regulatory attacks under the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, the Endangered Species Act, emissions reporting, and more to prevent regulation overreach. Many of these efforts will be centered around the 2023 Farm Bill with continued investment in the U.S. national vaccine bank.

Read more on NCBA’s 2023 policy priorities here.