Cattlemen build annual convention around preserving industry, lifestyle

Capital Press file photo Beef cattle head for the feed in a pasture near Pahsimeroi Valley, in Central Idaho. ÒConsumer confidence both domestically and internationally is something U.S. cattle producers take very seriously," noted Danni Beer, a USCA Region X (South Dakota) director. ÒIn the wake of numerous food recalls as well as consumersÕ growing concern about the safety of foreign produced food and goods, this is no time for the U.S. to lower its import standards and risk a negative outcome.Ó

By the Capital Press

The theme for the 96th annual Idaho Cattle Association Convention and Trade Show, "Saving Our Legacy," sets the stage for discussions and presentations about what the cattle industry can do to preserve its way of life.

The event is set for Nov. 16-18 at Sun Valley.

The convention's speakers including Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, NCBA President-elect Steve Foglesong, EPA's Region 10 Ag Adviser Karma Anderson, two attorneys and more.

Motivational speaker Bruce Vincent will headline the evening event on Nov. 16 with his speech -- "With Vision, There is Hope" -- about how people who make their living off the land are the original and true environmentalists.

Discussion topics for the meeting include tax planning, ongoing natural resource litigation, EPA regulations, economic outlook, state legislative issues and more.

Producer workshops will offer educational opportunities for producers on all three days of the convention. Workshop topics will include tax planning, reproductive and nutrition efficiency and genetic selection.

Information

Idaho Cattle Association: 208-343-1615 or info@idahocattle.org

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