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NAT'L CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSN: SENATOR GRASSLEY'S BILL NOT A SOLUTION INDUSTRY NEEDS
Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) news release

Topline Message: NCBA will continue to work toward a more level-playing field for producers, and we invite Senator Grassley to join the majority of stakeholders in reaching a collaborative solution

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) issued a response to the introduction of legislation commonly referred to as "50/14," led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the U.S. Senate this week.

"NCBA has and will continue to work alongside our affiliates, Congress, and USDA to increase price discovery and improve the business climate for producers across the country. However, simply put, Senator Grassley's bill misses the mark. The industry - from leading livestock economists to NCBA state affiliates - agrees that any legislative solution to increased price discovery must account for the unique dynamics within each geographic region. As we have seen in other sectors, a one-size-fits-all government mandate rarely achieves the intended goal.

"Per our grassroots policy, NCBA supports a voluntary approach first to increased negotiated trade. If a voluntary approach is unsuccessful, that same policy provides guidance toward a legislative solution that more closely resembles Senator Fischer's Cattle Market Transparency Act. We will continue to work toward a more level-playing field for producers, and we invite Senator Grassley to join the majority of stakeholders in reaching a collaborative solution," said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane.


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