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Legislative Conference

 

2019 Photo Gallery

 

Legislative Conference is a three-day program dedicated to raising awareness about the public policy issues facing the beef industry and connecting cattlemen and women with policy makers in Washington, D.C. Each year, producers from across the country come together to:

Learn the issues. Participate in briefings and information sessions from NCBA’s issue experts. Topics include tax, trade, Farm Bill, nutrition, food safety, environment, federal lands, and more!

Meet with policy makers. NCBA staff arrange customized meetings where members can meet with their elected officials in Congress and hear directly from agency staff.

Advocate for the industry. Policy makers need to hear directly from the constituents they represent. Your direct, face-to-face advocacy in Washington is vital to the association and to the beef industry as a whole. NCBA staff regularly engage with policy makers, but the most influential meetings are with producers that travel to D.C., bringing local perspective to the beltway.

Who should attend? 

If you're eager to learn more about the national policy decisions impacting your operation and ready to play your part in the political process, Legislative Conference is for you! We encourage every cattle producer to come to D.C., learn about the issues, and help advocate on Capitol Hill! No previous policy experience is required and NCBA staff will be on-hand to guide you every step of the way.

 

2019 NCBA Legislative Conference Agenda

April 2nd, 2019
4:00PM- 6:15PM
Legislative Issues Briefing at Marriott Metro Center- Salon ABC

6:00pm- 7:30pm
Welcome Reception at Marriott Metro Center- Jr Ballroom

April 3rd, 2019
7:15am- 7:45am
Breakfast at Marriott Metro Center - Salon ABC

7:45am- 8:00am
Last Minute Legislative Briefing prior to Hill Visits - Salon ABC

8:00am - end of day
Congressional Meetings - US Capitol

11:00am - 12:00pm
Department of Interior - Grazing Regulations Round Table

April 4th, 2019
7:30am- 8:00am
Breakfast at Marriott Metro Center- Salon ABC

8:00am- 8:45am
Trade Speaker - Salon ABC

9:00am -9:45am 
Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation - Salon ABC

9:45am - 10:10am
Break

10:15am - 11:00am
Administrator Martin Barbre, USDA Risk Management Agency - Salon ABC

11:00am - 11:3am 
Break

11:30am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Speaker
Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative - Salon ABC

When meetings/lunch are over, producers are free to leave

 

Offsite Meetings
*Pre-registration required.*

10:00am 
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

10:00am
Commodity Futures Trading Commission

10:30am - 11:00am
Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

11:15am
USDA Food and Nutrition Service

When meetings/lunch are over, producers are free to leave

DETAILED AGENDA

 


PLC Agenda

All PLC Meetings will be held at the City Club of Washington. (555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004)

   

Monday, April 1

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wildlife Committee (Board Room), Forest Service Committee (Washington Room)

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Comms Committee (Board Room), BLM Committee (Washington Room

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PLC Board Meeting – Washington Room

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PLC BBQ Cookoff – NCBA Rooftop

 

Tuesday, April 2

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PAC Breakfast at NCBA Office

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PLC Buffet Breakfast– Dining Room

10:00 a.m. – noon Speakers – Presidential Dining Room

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Dining Room

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Speakers– Presidential Dining Room

4:30 p.m.     NCBA Leg Con Kickoff

 

"By just showing up and participating you can make a difference in Washington D.C. People don’t believe it, but it’s true. It’s important to be involved and it’s really gratifying knowing you make an impact."

Kevin Kester, 2018 NCBA President

 "PLC and NCBA help facilitate a great opportunity for rural producers to meet with the agency personnel as well as their elected officials about the issues affecting producers. This is especially important with the new administration and transition process to ensure that cattlemen’s priorities and recommendations for regulatory reform are being heard.

Kacie Burns, Colorado Cattlemen's Association