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July 23, 2013
USCA Applauds Senate Support of COOL; Urges Support for US Producers
USCA (July 23, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) applauds todays’ announcement by U. S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in the release of their bi-partisan bill “Voluntary Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Act of 2015 and Trade Enhancement Act ”. Click here to continue.

July 16, 2013
USCA: Senate and House Spending Bills Signal Support for Industry
USCA (July 16, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) applauds this week’s Senate Appropriations Committee passage of the 2016 agriculture spending bill. Click here to continue.

June 30, 2015
USCA Disappointed On Administration's Path Forward with Brazil, Argentina
USCA (June 30, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association issued the following statement on the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to allow for importations of fresh beef products into the United States from regions in South America. The following may be attributed to USCA President Danni Beer: Click here to continue.

June 25, 2015
Leo McDonnell Testifies Before Senate Committee Hearing On COOL
USCA (June 25, 2015) - United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) Director Emeritus Leo McDonnell testified today before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee during a hearing titled, "Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and Trade Retaliation: What's at Stake for America's Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses, and Consumers.” McDonnell’s statements were the sole testimony provided at the hearing supporting COOL. Click here to continue.

June 19, 2015
USCA: Fly-In Concludes, Follow-Up on COOL, Sage Grouse a Priority
USCA (June 19, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) recently concluded the 2015 Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Producers from across the country made the trip to speak on issues affecting the industry; meetings focused on country of origin labeling (COOL), trade, sage grouse, EPA and dietary guidelines. Click here to continue.

June 5, 2015
USCA Fly-In to Take Issues to Hill: COOL, Trade and More
USCA (June 5, 2015) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will host its annual Washington, D.C. fly-in next week with producers from California, Nevada, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and Texas making the trip to speak with lawmakers and agency officials about current issues facing the cattle industry. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), trade agreements, the "Waters of the U.S." rule, new dietary guidelines and the Sage Grouse will all take center stage as ranchers take their message to the Capitol Hill and the Obama Administration. Click here to continue.

May 21, 2015
McDonnell Travels to DC, Urges Support for U.S. Beef
USCA (May 21, 2015) – United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Director Emeritus Leo McDonnell and Mississippi producers Paul Myrick and Ricky Ruffin concluded a two-day set of meetings in Washington, D.C. this week following the release of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on country of origin labeling (COOL). Click here to continue.

May 20, 2015
USCA: Oppose H.R. 2393; Protect COOL
USCA (May 20, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement on today’s passage by the House Agriculture Committee of H.R. 2393, a bill to repeal country of origin labeling (COOL). Click here to continue.

May 18, 2015
USCA Responds to WTO COOL Ruling
USCA (May 18, 2015) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association issued the following statement regarding today’s ruling by the World Trade Organization on country of origin labeling. Click here to continue.

April 13, 2015
USCA Comments on USDA Announcement: Expansion of Trade with Mexico
USCA (April 13, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement on the recent announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding current trade relations with Mexico and Peru.  USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that an agreement has been reached with the two countries that will allow greater access of U.S. beef and pork products to the region. Click here to continue.

April 7, 2015
USCA and Brenn Hill Team Up for Special Promotion
USCA (April 7, 2015) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is pleased to announce an upcoming promotion on behalf of singer/songwriter Brenn Hill. In recent years, Brenn Hill has partnered with USCA in donating a portion of his album sales to the organization. Click here to continue.

April 7, 2015
USCA Comments on the National Park Service Draft Chisholm and Great Western Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment
USCA (April x, 2015) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) recently submitted comments to the National Park Service regarding the Draft Chisholm and Western Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment. Click here to continue.

March 25, 2015
USCA Comments on COOL-Focused House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing
USCA (March 25, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement regarding today’s hearing, “Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee—Public Hearing: Meat Labeling Requirements” as held ... click here to continue.

March 20, 2015
USCA Public Lands Committee Co-Chair Joins USACC Leaders, Renews Call for End to Embargo on Return from Cuba Mission
USCA (March 20, 2015) – Returning from a four-day visit to Cuba earlier this month, Jack Alexander, United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Public Lands Committee Co-Chair, joined more than 95 members of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) in reiterating a call for Congress to end the U.S. embargo. Cick here to continue.

March 18, 2015
USCA Member Gene Philips Wins Nutra-Lix, Inc. Saddle
USCA (March 18, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) and Nutra-Lix, Inc. continued their long-standing partnership this past month with the annual drawing of a custom saddle. Click here to continue.

March 13, 2015
Beef Checkoff MOU- Does Not Go Far Enough Addressing Structural Enhancements for US Cattle Producers
USCA (March 13, 2015) - The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) announced an official decision to not sign the Checkoff Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as presented to industry leaders through the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group (BCEWG). Click here to continue.

March 9, 2015
USCA Relays Support for COOL to White House
USCA (March 9, 2015) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) participated in a joint meeting with White House and U.S. Trade Representative officials today concerning the future of the country of origin labeling program. Click here to continue.

February 20, 2015
USCA: Dietary Guidelines Should Focus Solely on Nutrition, Science
USCA (February 20, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement regarding the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendations to Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Click here to continue.

February 13, 2015
Challenge to COOL Regulation Terminated in US District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington D.C. (February 13, 2015)—The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has communicated to its members that that the legal case brought against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) regulations was dismissed by stipulation of the parties. Click here to continue.

January 22, 2015
New Study Confirms: COOL Does Not Adversely Affect Mexico, Canada Trade
USCA
(January 22, 2015)—The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) called attention this week to a  new economic analysis which focused on the impacts of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on US cattle imports and cattle prices. In a press conference held today, C. Robert Taylor, Ph.D., Auburn University Scholar and Professor, stated the findings of his recent study concerning COOL and its effect on trade. Click here to continue.