February 12, 2013
COOL: U.S. Cattlemen's Association and NFU Release COOL Compliance Legal Analysis

February 12, 2013
Options for Coming into Compliance with WTO Ruling on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

January 15, 2013
National Agricultural Groups Request Comment Extension for Black Footed Ferret Reintroduction
January 15, 2013
State Agricultural Groups Request
Comment Extension for Black Footed Ferret Reintroduction
On Friday, December 21, 2012 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final rule on Animal Disease Traceability (ADT). Click here to read the final rule and click here to read USDA's Q & A on the rule.
August 1, 2012
USCA Members Complete Washington, D.C. Fly-In; Urge
House Leadership To Advance Farm Bill
USCA delegation meeting with USDA Under Secretary Ed Avalos, From Left to Right: Jess Peterson (USCA EVP, Washington, D.C.), Brooke Miller (Virginia), Ann Miller (Virginia), Kenny Graner (North Dakota), Amanda Miller (Virginia), Buck Maher (North Dakota), Frank Tomac (North Dakota), Brett Daly (Montana), USDA Under Secretary Ed Avalos, J Storme Jannise (Hamshire, Texas), Chuck Kiker (Beaumont, Texas), Stacie Jannise (Hamshire, Texas), Alicia Mellies (Kansas), Jeff Morgan (Kansas), Ed Crossland (Maryland)
USCA delegation meeting with USDA GIPSA Administrator Larry Mitchell: from left to right: Jess Peterson (USCA EVP, Washington, D.C.), Jeff Morgan (Kansas), Brett Daly (Montana), Brooke Miller (Virginia), Ed Crossland (Maryland), Ann Miller (Virginia), Chuck Kiker (Texas), Amanda Miller (Virginia), USDA GIPSA Administrator Larry Mitchell, Kenny Graner (North Dakota), Frank Tomac (North Dakota), Buck Maher (North Dakota), Stacie Jannise (Texas), J Storme Jannise (Texas), Sarah Gustin (North Dakota), Alicia Mellies (Kansas)
USCA Meeting with their legal counsel regarding ongoing work on the WTO COOL case: Seated at right: Stewart and Stewart Managing Partner Terence P. Stewart, seated left of Mr. Stewart USCA Vice President Chuck Kiker, Kenny Graner (ND), Frank Tomac (ND)

WTO: Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) Resources:
World Trade Organization, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Rule Page:
Full Reports, Summaries, General Information

World Trade Organization COOL case
“Findings and Conclusions”:

June 29, 2012
U.S. Cattlemen's Association on WTO COOL Final Ruling

Ranchers Riding with USCA

Pour yourself a cup of steaming coffee, pull up a stool and spend a few minutes with Jess Peterson every other Tuesday morning for an undate on legislation impacting the U.S. cattle industry in Washington, D.C.

This early-morning forum has been created as an "information exchange" where producers can offer input and feedback directly to Jess on policy that will impact the viability and profitability of you, the rancher, and Jess can keep you informed about what's happening on The Hill. This is an easy way to keep yourself abreast of the issues - and you don't have to leave the house.

For the few who may not be familiar with Jess, he's USCA's government relations consultant in Washington spending 24/7 on the job for the industry.

Date: Calls are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Time: 9:00 am Eastern; 8 a.m. Central; 7:00 a.m. Mountain; 6:00 a.m. Pacific.

Call in number: 1-312-340-6650

Access Code: 032007#

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America's Cattle

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February 27, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Files Amicus Brief in Hage v. U.S.

February 22, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Files Comments on Ferret Reintroduction Plan

“USCA Submits Comments Regarding the Proposed Plan to Reintroduce the Black Footed Ferret in the Midwest”
USCA Comments Regarding Black Footed Ferret Reintroduction Plan

Commission Recommends Upgrade in U.S. BSE Risk Classification

USCA Submits Letter to Senate Supporting Livestock Disaster Programs

January 16, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Asks Interior Secretary to Delay Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction Plan

Press Releases Archives

August 22, 2011
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Looks Forward to Reviewing Proposed Animal ID Rule
November 29, 2012
USCA: Ranchers Applaud Actions to Expand Broadband Coverage

July 29, 2011
USCA and NFU Letter to CBB Members

July 15, 2011
Opinion/Editorial by USCA President, Jon Wooster

June 6, 2011
USCA Supports CBB Proposed Changes to Checkoff


USCA and Nutralix "Saddle Up" Membership Drive.

 Winner of the USCA 2011
Saddle is Robert Fastje of
Wilsall, MT.  The drawing for
the saddle was held at the
GATE Show in Glendive, MT.
 Many thanks to Nutralix
for sponsoring the saddle!


USCA Thanks Dr. Clifford, APHIS
for Timely BSE Response

December 9, 2011
USCA Supports the Dust Regulation
Prevention Act of 2011

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Welcome to USCA's
Virtual Library
on cattle industry issues.

The United States Cattlemen's Association is a membership organization working for the grassroots cattle producer.

Some of the issues we are focusing on are:

  • Implementation of mandatory country-of-origin labeling
  • Keeping animal identification a voluntary system
  • Addressing antitrust issues and market competition
  • Protecting private property rights
  • Reforming the national mandatory beef checkoff program
  • Ensuring that U.S. cattle producers have a strong voice in international trade policy
  • Maintaining a strong presence in Washington DC to help shape policy beneficial to the U.S. cattle producer.

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 email:  membership@uscattlemen.org - usca@uscattlemen.org

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