jsmith said:Now more than ever cattle producers need to push back on NCBA's control over the Beef Checkoff.
nenmrancher said:Tex, do you honestly think it would be any different if it was controled by a sue happy group or the goverment save me organizations? Dont matter who controls the purse strings sooner or later they will find a way to dip into the pot and either profit for themselves or their organization.
nenmrancher said:Tex, I would be worried if you or some of the others who post on here where ever appointed to the CBB. Just because of what you have posted on this site I would be leary that you would be nothing more than a mouth piece for RCalf and would do your best to push their agenda and there are others on here that I would be just as leary of coming from the other direction. That is why I said in another post that anyone serving on the CBB, the federation or any checkoff related comittee should have no ties to any state or national organization while they serve on the committee and should only serve a limited term and then not be allowed back on the committee or board for at least 10 years. Thats the only way new leadership will come to be and will allow for younger producers to have a seat at the table. It will also get rid of some crusty old farts that have nothing better to do than fight with each other.
nenmrancher said:Tex, one of the big problems I have with folks like you and the Rcalfers is that you look at the packers as the enemy that should be disposed of rather than a needed part of the system to get our product to market. Can things be done better you bet, but to me what you and Rcalf are preaching is just as extreme as what you acuse NCBA of doing or not doing. I just dont see from everything that I have read and listened to at meetings that Rcalf has any intentions of mellowing and from what you post on here I dont think it you would mellow in your opinions or attitudes until you put every big packing company out of buisness.