November 6, 2023

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107th CCA/CCW Annual Convention: Final Week to Book Room in Hotel Room Block and Register Before Prices Increase
The 107th CCA/CCW Annual Convention is quickly approaching! Be sure to book your room before the room block closes on Friday, Nov.10. To book  your room under CCA’s room block, click here. Register for convention before prices increase on Monday, Nov. 13. To learn more about the event and to register click here.

CCA Wolf Policy Subcommittee to Meet During Annual Convention
CCA’s Wolf Policy Subcommittee will meet at 7:00am on Thursday, November 30 in conjunction with the 107th Annual CCA Convention at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nev. The meeting will be focused on the California Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Wolf Compensation Pilot Program and will feature Dr. Ken Tate and Dr. Tina Saitone from University of California Cooperative Extension.

The intent of the meeting is to identify future needs for the Wolf Compensation Program and provide CCA staff additional direction for lobbying California lawmakers and regulators.

The meeting is open to all CCA members interested in wolf policy matters.

The meeting is reflected on CCA’s tentative Convention schedule, here. Registration and additional information regarding CCA’s Annual Convention is available here.

New Episode of Stories from California Cattle Country
A new episode of Stories from California Cattle Country, “Ranching in Lincoln CA, what happens when cattle get out and wolves with Rich Ross” Is out now. Stories from California Cattle Country is produced by the California Cattlemen’s Foundation with support from the California Cattle Council. To listen to the episode click here.

Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to November 16 for Most Californians
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it has extended until November 16 the deadline for Californians in every county except Lassen, Modoc and Shasta counties to file their 2022 federal income tax returns. California’s Franchise Tax Board has announced that it has correspondingly extended the deadline for residents of 55 counties to file their state income tax returns.

California Cattle Council and Beef Council Seek Nominees for Board of Directors 
The California Beef Council and California Cattle Council are looking for producers to serve on their Board of Directors.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to submit an application please email Billy Gatlin at billy@calcattlemen.org.

2023 Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
From the California Department of Food and Agriculture Animal Health Branch
The VSV incident and situation in California remains active and ongoing, and continues to require vigilance throughout the state. Ongoing and active outreach to encourage prompt reporting of suspect lesions in horses and susceptible livestock and an immediate movement of any suspect animals will continue to assist with preventing virus spread by infected animals. To download the most recent information sheet, click here. To learn more, see the August 14 edition of Legislative Bulletin.

National Cattlemen’s Foundation Encourages Undergraduate Students to Apply for Beef Industry Scholarship 
The National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) is encouraging undergraduate students to apply for the 2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. The application deadline is Nov. 10, 12pm CT. For more information and to apply click here.

Upcoming CCA Events

107th CCA + CCW Annual Convention and Industry Tradeshow
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, The Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nev.
Attendee registration and the hotel room block for the 2023 CCA/CCW Convention is now open! Register before prices increase on Nov. 13. Reserve your room in CCA’s room block before it closes on Nov. 10, and get more information at https://calcattlemen.org/convention2023. A revised schedule is now available on our website. To view the schedule, click here.

Upcoming Industry Events

42nd Annual Agribusiness Management Conference 
Nov. 8, 2023, Pardini’s Catering and Banquents, Fresno, CA
The 42nd Annual Agribusiness Management Conference will take place, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Pardini’s Catering and Banquets in Fresno. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers covering topics including agriculture technology, water policy impacts and much more. To learn more about the conference, click here. To register, click here.

NCBA Webinar, “Winter is Coming – Are You Ready?”
Nov. 16, 2023, 6:00pm, CST, Virtual
NCBA is hosting an online webinar on Nov. 16, at 6:00pm CST. To learn more and register for the webinar, click here.

2024 NCBA Annual Convention 
Jan. 31, 2024 – Feb. 2, 2024, Orlando, FL
Registration for the 2024 CattleCon is now open. Here attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn and advocate for the beef industry. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

Industry News

Gray wolves officially protected once again Courthouse News Service “To comply with a federal court order, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a final rule on Thursday to officially enshrine federal protections for gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act in 45 U.S. states.” To continue reading, click here.

Climate change is turning swaths of California’s mountains into ‘zombie forests Los Angeles Times “Researchers at Stanford University found in a recent study that roughly one-fifth of all conifer forests in the Sierra are mismatched with the warmer climate and have become ‘zombie forests.’” To continue reading, click here.

Kirk and Katie recording

A new episode of Sorting Pen: The California Cattleman Podcast is out now! In this episode Katie sits down with CCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Kirk Wilbur to discuss the end of the legislative session and CCA’s wins over the course of the year. To listen to the episode click here.

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