June 2021

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry.
Registration Now Open for 2021 Stockmanship & Stewardship Regional Tour Events
Registration is now open for five events on the Stockmanship & Stewardship Regional Tour, with the first stop in Elko, Nev. in July. Events will also be held in Colorado, Indiana, Oregon and Kentucky. 
KCA Hall of Fame Nominations Due
Send your nominations by August 6
NCBA Welcomes New Study Highlighting the Negative Impacts of Transfer Taxes
Today, the Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center released a report quantifying the negative impact imposing new transfer taxes will have on U.S. cattle and beef producers. The conclusions of the study support NCBA’s position on tax policy for rural America that creates a viable business climate for family-owned businesses, including farms and ranches 
Help secure the Kentucky Beef Supply by taking part in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture survey!
NCBA Delivers Progress on Backend 150 Air-Mile Exemption for Livestock Haulers
Today, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) delivered progress on much-needed regulatory flexibility for livestock haulers. The addition of the backend 150 air-mile exemption from hours-of-service (HOS), crucial language pulled from the HAULS Act, was agreed to by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) in the Senate Commerce Committee and adopted into the larger Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021 by a bipartisan vote. Read More
Checkin' on the Checkoff
How does the Beef Checkoff Work?
Make Father's Day Sizzle with Beef on the Grill!
Happening at Eden Shale Farm
Spring time is hectic at the farm, and this year’s mild weather has allowed us to be productive. With the help of some fertilizer and sunshine we were able to turn the heifers out on the paddocks a little early this year. There are 32 replacement heifers that will graze through the paddocks as part of a two year study conducted by USDA-ARS. I will go into more detail on this project next month.
In The News
What's happening with Beef at Retail? These monthly articles leverage scanner data and other sources to inform retailers and other channel audiences on key beef industry trends and measures at retail. The topics may vary by month. We welcome your feedback, and if you are interested in a specific topic, please let us know by contacting BeefNewsNow@beef.org
Meat Me at the Table is an initiative to help consumers learn how meat can be a tasty addition to a nutritious diet thanks to its protein and vitamin content with fewer calories and additives than today’s meat substitutes. Celebrate with us in July!

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