Place Your Business’ Products & Services In the Spotlight This November!
Kansas Cattlemen’s Association has begun planning the 23rd Annual KCA Convention and Trade Show, and invites everyone to showcase their products and services. KCA is currently scheduling presentations, booking trade show exhibitors, and accepting sponsorships for the event. The KCA Trade Show will take place concurrent to the convention. It showcases livestock feed, pharmaceuticals, equipment, insurance, financial and commodity services, legal services, and much more. The spa
Checkoff: Court Affirms Ruling in Lawsuit, Referendum Petition Extended
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the district court ruling in favor of the Beef Checkoff. R-CALF USA originally challenged certain mandatory assessments on cattle sales imposed by federal law that are used to fund advertisements for beef products. In 2020, a federal court ruled that the qualified state beef checkoff (QSBC) programs operating under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the USDA do not violate the First Amendment and dismissed the lawsuit brought
USDA Issues FAQ Guidance on Maximum Enforcement of P&S Act
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued new guidance regarding how it will enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act in light of the final rule issued on December 10, 2020, in a continuing effort to modernize and enforce the 100-year old authority to the full extent of the law. The updated enforcement policy is one piece of USDA’s robust agenda to deliver on President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The Executive Order launched
KCA Scholarship Program Announces 2021-2022 Awards
The KCA and GoBob Pipe & Steel Scholarship Program recently awarded scholarship offers for 2021. This year, the Nathan Pike KCA Memorial Scholarship was awarded to one student applicants in honor of the late Nathan Pike, a long-time KCA member. Applicants were required to submit a completed application form detailing their secondary education plans, focus of future study, a formal resume as well as an essay of 250-500 words covering one of two topics. Those topics were how v