Boots on Capitol Hill

NCBA's Center for Public Policy


As you know, it is vital to stay engaged in the policy process, and this site makes it easy for you to engage with your elected officials and federal agencies.​Please check out the specific policy issues in Washington, D.C., that affect America's cattle and beef producers, and be sure to get involved! Your voice matters, and your elected (and unelected) officials in Washington need to hear from you. Contact the Washington D.C. office if you have any questions and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list to stay on top of the latest news in D.C.

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Fake Meat

Learn how NCBA is fighting to ensure that plant-based and lab-created Fake Meat is properly regulated by the federal government.

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Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) / Hours of Service (HOS)

NCBA is leading the fight to bring much-needed common sense to the regulations that affect livestock haulers.

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International Trade / Access to Foreign Markets

Ninety-six percent of potential U.S. beef consumers live outside the United States. Find out what NCBA is doing to improve access to those markets.

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2018 Farm Bill Implementation

The 2018 Farm Bill is officially the law of the land! Now it's time to make sure that it's properly implemented.

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Endangered Species Act Modernization

The ESA was created in 1973, and since then it has become one of the most ineffective laws on the books. It's time to bring it into the 21st Century.

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 Ranches and farms shouldn't be regulated as if they're toxic Superfund sites. NCBA is fighting for common-sense regulation.

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Green New Deal

In February 2019, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) released the so-called “Green New Deal,” a plan for drastically reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. Find out how NCBA is fighting to protect cattle producers from Washington overreach and what the industry has already done to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

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Dietary Guidelines

It's time for the federal government to update its official Dietary Guidelines. Find out what's at stake, and what you can do to make a difference as the process moves forward.

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2017 ESAP Photos - Munson Angus Farms - Region VII - Kansas

Repeal and Replace 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule

 The onerous 2015 WOTUS rule was largely been repealed. Now it's time to replace it with a more common-sense water rule.

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2019 NCBA Policy Book

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is a true grassroots organization. Our members debate and vote on the official policy positions that the association takes every year, and those positions are chronicled in the annual Policy Book. The statements listed in the 2018 NCBA Policy Book guide NCBA’s actions on behalf of the cattle industry.

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About NCBA

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has represented America's cattle producers since 1898, preserving the heritage and strength of the industry through education and public policy.  As the largest association of cattle producers, NCBA works to create new markets and increase demand for beef.  Efforts are made possible through membership contributions. To join, contact NCBA at 1-866-BEEF-USA or

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