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Neb Cattlemen brand committee, others to meet

LINCOLN, NE (May 21, 2020) – Nebraska Cattlemen will be hosting Midyear Committee meetings via zoom June 9-10. These meetings are open to all current Nebraska Cattlemen members and registration is required. Each meeting will be two hours in length beginning the morning of Tuesday, June 9.

Brand and Property Rights kicks off the webinar sessions on June 9th at 10:00am cdt. Senator Steve Halloran will discuss where Brand Legislation goes from here. Nebraska Brand Committee Executive Director John Widdowson and Chair Adam Sawyer will follow-up with an update from NBC.

Taxation will be right after the lunch hour starting at 1:00pm cdt on Tuesday broadly discussing Nebraska’s 2020 Legislative session, COVID-19 implications, and a property tax relief outlook.

We end the day on Tuesday with a jam-packed Marketing and Commerce Committee webinar starting at 3:30 pm cdt. Lots to talk about during this two-hour session. A few highlights will be an update on the current packer investigation, LRP modifications, LMR renewals, Senator Grassley’s proposed mandate requiring 50 percent negotiated trade and lots more!


Wednesday begins with the Education committee webinar at 10 a.m. cdt hearing from Post-Secondary institutions and Nebraska FFA.

After Lunch on Wednesday starting at 1 p.m. cdt the Animal Health and Nutrition meeting will discuss secure beef supply and traceability.

We wrap up committee webinars at 3:30 p.m. cdt with Natural Resources and Environment committee. Participants will hear from Scott Yager, NCBA Chief Environmental Council and Government Affairs on federal environmental issues, Dirac Twidwell, UNL Associate Professor will give an update on cedar tree efforts and the meeting will end with Cay Ewoldt, NDEE talking carcass disposal during depopulation scenarios.

“We are experiencing a time of challenge and change. It is unfortunate that we do not get the opportunity to meet with our members in person for 2020 Midyear; however, we hope to have success with the webinars. There is a lot to discuss and I look forward to you joining us June 9-10 via zoom.” Nebraska Cattlemen President, Ken Herz

Thank you to all midyear meeting webinar sponsors:

Allflex Livestock Intelligence, Arthur J Gallagher & Co., Bill’s Volume Sales, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, CIH – Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, Farm Credit Services of America, Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co., Nebraska Corn Board, NMC CAT, Settje Agri-Services & Engineering Inc., South Central Cattlemen, Zoetis

Additional information and full agendas can be found on our website at http://www.nebraskacattlemen.org.

–Nebraska Cattlemen




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