The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association will hold a Satellite Forum Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time (8 p.m. CT, 7 p.m. MT, 6 p.m. PT), to answer producer questions and discuss NCBA’s actions regarding USDA’s recent decision to resume trade of live cattle and expanded beef products with Canada.
Noted WGN broadcaster Max Armstrong will host. NCBA President Jan Lyons, a cattle producer from Manhattan, Kan., International Markets Committee Chairman Jamie Willrett, a cattle producer from Malta, Ill., and Chief Executive Officer Terry Stokes will make up the panel discussing specific concerns related to trade with Canada and other nations.
NCBA members have expressed concern about the possible resumption of Canadian live cattle imports while many key export markets remained closed to U.S. beef. Members have also expressed concern about the decision to allow the import of beef products from cattle over 30 months of age, because it would create a trade imbalance that discriminates against U.S. cow-calf producers. NCBA will share information about these issues and take questions and comments from viewers.
The 60-minute Satellite Town Hall Meeting will broadcast live on RFD-TV. Cattlemen from around the nation can call into a telephone number provided on-screen to speak to NCBA representatives. The live RFD-TV broadcast can be viewed on:
DISH Network Satellite Channel 9409
DirecTV Satellite Channel 379
MediaCom Cable Systems, Check Local Listings
NCTC Cable Systems, Check Local Listings
Repeats of the program will air Jan. 13 at 3 a.m. ET, 9 a.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET.