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Written by National Cattlemen's Beef Association   
Friday, 21 June 2013 10:42

The disappointing news of the week is that the House failed to pass its version of the 2013 Farm Bill. If the bill had passed, cattlemen and women would have been one step closer to having a full five-year farm bill. NCBA President Scott George expresses his disappointment over the House's actions in this week's Beltway Beef.


The estate tax, commonly known as the death tax, continues to be an issue which deeply affects farmers and ranchers across the country. Just yesterday, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduced the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013. NCBA Past President Steve Foglesong made remarks during the press conference about the importance of repealing this tax once and for all. Read more here.


Two new public policy interns have joined the NCBA D.C. office. They will be working alongside NCBA's lobbying team, regulatory experts, communications team and political action committee to ensure legislative and regulatory actions taken inside the nation's Beltway do not negatively affect cattle producers. Read more about these two new staffers in this week's issue of Beltway Beef.

Our columnist this week is Rep. Bob Goodlatte. It's simple; the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) needs to be taken off the menu. Goodlatte explains why in his Beltway Beef column, and talks about his legislation to repeal the RFS. Similar legislation was introduced today in the Senate by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.),  Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). Read more about the RFS here.


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