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Legislative Conference

2020 Legislative Conference

March 31 - April 2, 2020

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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.

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2020 NCBA Legislative Conference Agenda

Tuesday, March 31st
4:00PM- 6:00PM
Legislative Issues Briefing, NCBA Lobby Team - Trump Hotel - Salon A


Wednesday, April 1st
8:00am - 5:00 p.m.
Congressional Meetings Scheduled by State Executives and Producers
*Please contact the NCBA DC Office if you require assistance scheduling congressional meetings*

Thursday, April 2nd
8:00am- 8:45am
Guest Speaker - Trump Hotel - Salon A   

9:30am - 12:00PM
Offsite Meetings - At Agencies
Offsite agency visits will be set up by the D.C. staff prior to your arrival in Washington. A group of 15-20 attendees will accompnay staff to various agencies during this timeslot. If you have producers who are interested in visiting a specific agency, please contact Allie Nelson in the D.C. Office (202.879.9135/

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

Detailed Agenda Coming Soon



2020 PLC Agenda

*All events are located at the City Club of Washington unless otherwise noted*
 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004


Monday, March 30

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to the PLC Family, (New ED TBD), Coffee & light refreshments provided (Location TBD)

Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BLM Committee (Room TBD), Wildlife Committee (Room TBD)


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Comms Committee (Room TBD), Forest Service Committee (Room TBD)


3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLC Board Meeting (Room TBD)


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


Tuesday, March 31 

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
PLC Buffet Breakfast – Dining Room


9:30 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
*Subject to change*


"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