Nebraska Cattlemen News

Date: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Nebraska Cattlemen Remembering Honorary Member, Clayton Yeutter

For Immediate Release


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March 7, 2017



Nebraska Cattlemen Remembering Honorary Member, Clayton Yeutter



LINCOLN, Neb. (Mar. 7, 2017) - Nebraska Cattlemen is saddened by the loss of Clayton Yeutter, an honorary member who made a huge impact in the U.S. agricultural industry.

Secretary Yeutter was a Eustis, Nebraska, native and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President George H.W. Bush. During his tenure at USDA, he helped steer the 1990 Farm Bill through Congress, which included a series of market-based reforms in the wake of the 1980s farm crisis. Secretary Yeutter also served under President Ronald Reagan as the U.S. Trade Representative, leading negotiations on the U.S. Canada Free Trade Agreement, known today as NAFTA. Former U.S. Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter, a fellow Nebraska native, recently described Secretary Yeutter as a "mentor and a friend."

"Secretary Yeutter laid the groundwork that allowed Nebraska to become today's top beef exporting state. He was a tough negotiator who greatly expanded market access for U.S. ag exports, said Troy Stowater, NC President.



The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve members.



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