WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association canceled its annual Spring Legislative Conference and has no plans to reschedule the event this year.

The conference was slated to follow the Public Lands Council’s annual legislative conference which also was canceled. The next NCBA Spring Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 16-18, 2021.

“NCBA leadership understands the anxiety and uncertainty that has resulted from the spread of COVID-19, and we’re committed to doing our part to alleviate those concerns and to help prevent any further transmission. In the past 24 hours, the US Capitol complex has been closed to the public and a state of emergency declaration was made by the mayor of Washington, DC,” NCBA said. “As a result, NCBA is canceling its Spring Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 31-April 2, 2020.”

The Trump Hotel agreed to release all rooms without penalty, so participants who booked reservations through the hotel should contact the reservations department directly at (202) 695-1100 and cancel their reservation as soon as possible, NCBA said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will work with the entire beef community and its stakeholders to move past this situation as quickly as possible,” NCBA said. “We thank NCBA members and stakeholders in advance for the ongoing support of the association and the beef community.”