Getting briefed on the issues

We’ve made it to Washington, D.C.

Members of the Young Cattlemen’s Conference all know the important issues to them back home on their ranches. They have real stories and part of the goal of the stop in Washington D.C. is for them to share their stories with members of Congress.

Issues
Kristina Butts briefs the YCC class.

This morning, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association staff members briefed the group on the status of key legislation relating to the the issues that will affect the beef industry. The top priority is the Farm Bill and specifically the Livestock Title. The Farm Bill included the Livestock Title for the first time in 2008.

YCC class members also recently completed their training for Master’s of Beef Advocacy. The program was started in 2009 and now has 3,500 graduates who are beef producers trained to be advocates for the industry. Daren Williams helped class members form their message and be prepared to make consumer contacts.

Masters of beef advocacy
Daren Williams tells producers to tell their story.

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