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ICA encourages beef processors to expand slaughter following Tyson fire - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been in contact with Tyson leadership following the fire on Friday at the Holcomb, Kansas plant. The plant had a capacity of about 6,000 head per day, or approximately 6% of the U.S. total fed (full story)


$284,000 Raised for Ronald McDonald Houses - Monday, August 12, 2019

Contact: Katie Olthoff; Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association katie@iacattlemen.org or 515-296-2266  “One hundred and twenty-one days ago, I had a kidney transplant. I didn’t know if I was ever going to attend (full story)


2019 Governor’s Charity Steer Show Participants Announced - Monday, August 5, 2019

Contact: Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association 515-230-4470 or katie@iacattlemen.org                   Sixteen years ago, Brynn Nickle was (full story)


2019 Governor’s Charity Steer Show set for August 10 - Friday, July 26, 2019

The 2019 Governor’s Charity Steer Show will mark the 37th consecutive year the beef industry has raised funds to help families who utilize the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This year, the show ring competition takes place (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen pass policy urging USMCA ratification - Friday, July 12, 2019

Ratification of the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement is a top priority for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. This was made evident at the June 10 ICA board meeting where an interim directive was passed unanimously. Partisan (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Advocate for USMCA - Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cattle production provides considerable contributions to Iowa’s economy, generating $3.86 billion. However, there are many challenges in the agricultural economy at this time. In order to keep farmers and young people in rural Iowa, we must hav (full story)


Cattlemen Applaud changes to Prevented Plant Cover Crop Regulations - Thursday, June 20, 2019

The harsh winter and wet spring have caused many challenges for Iowa’s farmers. Through phone calls and discussions at June BeefMeets, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association’s members have made it clear that increased forage access (full story)


Register today for the Stockmanship and Stewardship Regional Event - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Register now for the Stockmanship and Stewardship event in Ames In just a few short weeks, industry leaders from all over the country will be coming to Ames for the Upper Midwest Stockmanship and Stewardship event. Here’s all the inform (full story)


Japan Removes Non-Tariff Barrier on U.S. Beef - Friday, May 17, 2019

Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@IowaAgriculture.gov or Katie Olthoff 515-296-2266 or 515-230-4470 (cell) katie@iacattlemen.org   Secretary Naig and Industry Representatives Comment on Tod (full story)


2019 BeefMeets in June - Thursday, May 16, 2019

  The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will be holding five events around the state in June. This year’s BeefMeets will include education on policy and production topics, industry updates, a tradeshow and a meal. Not only will atten (full story)


2019 Iowa's Best Burger - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Contact: Kylie Peterson, Director of Communications and Marketing, kylie@iabeef.org, 515-296-2305 Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, katie@iacattlemen.org, 515-296-2266 Wood Iron Grille - Iowa’s Best Burger (full story)


Emergency CRP Grazing Available - Thursday, April 11, 2019

For several weeks now, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been working to help producers across the state adjust to the inclement and disastrous weather that has plagued our state. Today we applaud USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Execut (full story)


Top 10 Announced for Iowa’s Best Burger Contest - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Iowans submitted nominations between February 11 – March 11 to kick off the quest to find the best burger in Iowa. Nominations were accepted online by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. The number of vot (full story)


U.S. Beef and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Friday, March 1, 2019

Accusations against the beef industry, including Iowa’s 28,000 beef producers, have recently been included in The Green New Deal and EAT-Lancet. However, research shows that eliminating meat consumption would only have a very minor impact (full story)


Eastern Iowa Feedlot Forums - Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is hosting three free educational events for feedlot producers in eastern Iowa in March. Each “Feedlot Forum” will include a free meal, a trade show, an update from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Ass (full story)


10th Annual Best Burger Contest Begins Feb. 11 - Monday, February 11, 2019

Contact: Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing, IBIC, kylie@iabeef.org , 515-296-2305 Katie Olthoff, Director of Communications, ICA, katie@iacattlemen.org , 515-296-2266   Search Begins for Iowa’s Best Burger AMES (full story)


Outstanding Cattlemen Honored - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Each year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association honors outstanding cattlemen and women through several different awards. In December, awards were presented to cattle producers from Garner, Centerville and DeWitt at the Iowa Cattle Industry (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen set 2019 Policy - Friday, January 4, 2019

Big topics were on the agenda for December 6, as leaders from around the state met at the 2018 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit. This annual event is where the association’s grassroots policy development culminates and policy for the fol (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Applaud Passage of Farm Bill - Thursday, December 20, 2018

  The 2018 Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House and Senate on December 12, was signed by by President Trump on December 20. "The Farm Bill offers crucial certainty for Iowa's cattle producers and farmers. We are encouraged (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Comment on EPA’s WOTUS Proposal - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

On December 11 the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new water rule designed to replace the overreaching and illegal 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule. David Trowbridge, president of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association issued the following (full story)


USDA/FDA reach "Fake Meat" regulation agreement - Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has been working to support United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of food safety and labeling regulations of lab-produced "fake meat". These efforts were rewarded with a November 16 announ (full story)


Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit Registration Deadline Approaching - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Early registration for the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit ends Nov. 12. The conference will be held Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona. All cattle producers are invited to come for education, inspiration and the (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen Speak out on Fake Meat in Washington, DC - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  Iowa Cattlemen’s Association board member, Bob Noble, and ICA’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager, JanLee Rowlett recently gave comments during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat. The first day of the (full story)


Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit will be Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona. All cattle producers are invited to come for education, inspiration and the opportunity to talk to other members of the industry (full story)


Field Day: Grazing Cover Crops in 60 in Rows - Thursday, October 11, 2018

Increased Profitability in a Diversified Operation Utilizing cover crops can bring tremendous added value to farm operations by providing additional grazing for livestock and improving soil quality. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (full story)


Iowa cattlemen eager to see details of USMCA - Monday, October 1, 2018

For more than a year, Iowa’s cattle producers have waited with bated breath, hoping that the North American Free Trade Agreement would be renegotiated without harming the beef industry. On Oct. 1, a last minute agreement between the U.S. (full story)


9th Annual Carcass Challenge - Friday, September 14, 2018

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is kicking off the 9 th annual statewide Carcass Challenge. As Iowa’s only statewide fed-beef competition, the ICA Carcass Challenge was created to: Showcase Iowa’s beef cattle gen (full story)


Cattlemen Talk Policy with Officials at Iowa State Fair - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Iowa State Fair provides an excellent opportunity for all Iowans to come together each summer to learn about and celebrate the rich agricultural heritage our state is known for. With Iowa’s congressional delegation back in their districts (full story)


Iowa beef included in China’s proposed tariff hike - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Iowa’s agricultural products, including beef, have become victims of a trade war meant to benefit the US manufacturing industry. In addition to a 25% tariff on pork and ethanol that went into effect on April 2, the Chinese government (full story)


ICA Recognizes 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program Participants and Names 2016 Class - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Seventeen young Iowa cattle producers from around the state participated in the 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP). The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association program is consists of a series of educational sessions (full story)


Environmental Stewards Honored at Iowa Cattle Industry Convention - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has named Glenn and Bev Rowe, Lorimor, as winners of the 2015 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program. Theirs has been a stewardship journey that started in Dallas Cou (full story)


Iowa Cattlemen’s Association names Outstanding Commercial Producer - Monday, December 14, 2015

AMES, IOWA– Every year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association recognizes an outstanding commercial producer that continually goes above and beyond and “gives their all” to make the beef industry the best it can be. This year (full story)


Winners of ICA Carcass Challenge named - Friday, June 6, 2014

High quality beef and a moderate cost of production are two of the general measures that were used by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association in its Carcass Challenge competition that wrapped up with awards in Ames this month. Awards to the top ste (full story)


Dave Petty named to ICA’s Hall of Fame - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dave Petty, Eldora, was named the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association 2013 Hall of Fame recipient at the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, Dec. 9-11, in Altoona. Petty, who has a cow-calf and small feedyard, sees cattle production as a key part of env (full story)