Sandhusker: "Why wouldn't NCBA show up, SH? It's one thing to issue written talking points, it's another to stand up and defend/debate them against a foe in front of a live audience."
I'm quite sure NCBA representatives have better things to do with their time than to accept R-CALF's school yard challenge to debate Bill Bullard in Gordon, NE. Good grief!
Personally, I think their time would be better spent gathering facts and issuing position statements to stop this arrogant "SAVE THE FEEDING INDUSTRY FROM THEMSELVES" legislation.
I only wish the same rules applies to the sale of feeder calves so the R-CALFERS could reap the benefits of the socialized marketing agenda they advocate for the feeding industry.
Sandhusker: "Maybe the travel was a problem? They couldn't figure out how to get the checkoff to pay for the 5 hour drive to Gordon?"
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh gosh you're funny.
Perhaps they'd rather debate a more formidable opponent than an organization that has lost every court battle.
SHOW ME THE PROOF WHERE PRODUCERS ON AVERAGE RECEIVED LESS MONEY ON THE GRID THAN THROUGH THE CASH MARKET.