July 26, 2015 By Gilda V. Bryant
The USDA’s July 1 midyear Cattle Report confirmed that heifer retention is going strong and cattle producers are growing their herds as fast as Mother Nature will allow. USDA’s National…read more
July 26, 2015 By Gilda V. Bryant
Australia is suffering through a widespread drought that is sending a near record number of cattle to feedlots as ranchers cull cows. That’s boosting beef exports to an all-time high,…read more
April 15, 2015 Vince Crunk
The Story of Missouri's Joplin Regional Stockyard By: Vince Crunk Mark Harmon is sitting in a truck stop, not far from Joplin Regional Stockyards (JRS) where he wears several hats; among them, … read more
April 15, 2015 Corinne Patterson
This South Dakota Family Knows What They Need To Remain Viable By: Corinne Patterson Monday mornings at 6:30 sharp, four ag businessmen near Ideal, South Dakota, gather to discuss a simple acre of … read more
May 6, 2015 Gilda V. Bryant
By: Gilda V. Bryant Are you seeing some lame or poor-doing critters out there? It might be a good idea to give zinc some consideration. Zinc works hand-in-hand with copper and selenium, but when … read more
May 6, 2015 Merridee Wells
I'm Not Spreading BDV By: Merridee Wells Calving season on the ranch is always an exciting time. The work of the past year, the offspring of that newly purchased bull, or the mating … read more
Working Ranch MagazineJuly 31st, 2015 at 2:47pm
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WASHINGTON (July 29, 2015) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council's government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the spring 2016 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 1, 2015.
NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs ,Kristina Butts, said this is a great opportunity for students with an interest in the beef industry and public policy.
“The internship gives college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women,” Butts said. “The internship is designed to work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill; to assist with NCBA and PLC’s regulatory efforts; and to work closely with the communications team.”
Producer-led and consumer-focused, NCBA is the nation's oldest and largest national organization representing America's cattle producers. PLC is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to representing cattle and sheep ranchers that utilize federal lands. The organizations work hand-in-hand on many issues, sharing office space in the heart of the nation's capital.
Summer 2015 intern Chris Pudenz said the internship has been a great experience and has him considering job opportunities in D.C. in the future.
“I’ve learned so much about policy issues that impact the beef industry in far-reaching ways: Country-of-Origin Labeling, the “waters of the United States” regulation, international trade agreements, the potential impact of foreign animal diseases, and many more,” said Pudenz, who is a junior at Hillsdale College studying economics. “The work I do is always valued, and I know that I’m working alongside first-rate NCBA staff to help U.S. beef producers every day. Before this summer, I had no desire to work in a Congressional office, but now I’m seriously considering working on Capitol Hill after I graduate from college. I didn’t really know what to expect from this internship before I arrived in D.C., but looking back I can’t imagine having spent the summer any other way.”
The full-time internship will begin January 11, 2016 and end May 13, 2016. To apply, interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students should submit the application, college transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a resume to email@example.com. More information about the NCBA public policy internship is available on www.BeefUSA.org.
Working Ranch MagazineJuly 21st, 2015 at 2:54pm
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