Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's 1 million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry. With more than 25,000 individual members and more than 60 state affiliate, breed and industry organization members, the NCBA represents more than 230,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It works to advance the economic, political and social interests of the United States cattle business and to be an advocate for the cattle industry's policy positions and economic interests. In addition, the organization s Federation of State Beef Councils Division oversees beef and beef product promotion and research.