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.
December 31, 2015
USCA Submits Comments Opposing Argentina Beef Imports
USCA (December 31, 2014) - The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) issued comments this week opposing the proposed importation of beef products from Northern Argentina. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Health and Plant Inspection Services (APHIS) issued a notice on August 29th that would allow regions in Northern Argentina to resume imports of beef products into the U.S. USCA's comments focused on the ongoing concerns of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the country and surrounding region. Click here to continue.
December 15, 2014
USCA Statement of Spending Bill Passage
USCA (December 15, 2014) -The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) responded today to the Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill. The bill, which funds the government through September 30, 2015 was passed on a vote of 56-40 late in the evening on December 13th, and is now on track to be sent to the President's desk for final signature. USCA commends the bi-partisan passage of this bill but remains disappointed that multiple riders remain within the final piece of legislation. Click here to continue.
December 12, 2014
USCA Responds to Spending Bill Riders
The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) responded to last night’s House passage of the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015." Released late on the evening of December 9, the spending bill and its corresponding report include several riders of concern to USCA. Click here to continue.
December 3, 2014
207 Groups Send Letter Urging Congress to Reject Altering COOL in Spending Bill Washington, D.C. – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) and 206 other agricultural and rural-based organizations submitted a letter on December 2 to U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby, chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, asking committee leaders to reject any effort to repeal or weaken the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law in federal spending legislation. Click here to continue.
October 31, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Motion For Rehearing In COOL Lawsuit
USCA (October 31, 2014) - The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) said today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has denied appellees’ petitions for a panel rehearing and a rehearing en banc in the country of origin labeling (COOL) lawsuit ... click here to continue.
October 20, 2014
U.S. Cattlemen Determined to Continue Defending COOL after WTO Ruling
USCA (Oct. 20, 2014) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) reiterated their continued strong support for country-of-origin labeling (COOL) today, despite a disappointing decision from the World Trade Organization that COOL regulations are in some respects inconsistent with U.S. trade obligations. The ruling results from a challenge to COOL filed by Canada and Mexico at the WTO in 2008. Click here to continue.
October 9, 2014
Thirty-Two U.S. Senators Sign Letter Encouraging Members to Keep COOL
USCA (October 9, 2014) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) commends the thirty-two U.S. Senators led by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for standing up for U.S. cattle producers and supporting the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law. Click here to continue.
September 15, 2014
USCA Supports USDA Review of Beef Checkoff, Encourages Rewrite Under the 1996 Act
USCA (September 15, 2014) - The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) board of directors voted to support the Secretary of Agriculture's stated intent to overhaul the Beef Checkoff program. Click here to continue.
September 12, 2014
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Membership Meeting October 3; In Conjunction With IBAND Annual Convention
USCA (September 11, 2014) ~ The U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) will hold its annual directors' and membership meeting in conjunction with the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota's (IBAND) annual meeting at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel in Bismarck, ND on October 3 and 4. Click here to continue.
September 2, 2014
USCA Opposes APHIS Proposed Rule To Allow Imports of Beef From Region in Argentina
USCA (September 2, 2014) -The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a proposal to amend regulations to allow imports of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from northern Argentina; specifically, from a region located north of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B. The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) opposes the proposed regulatory amendment. USCA President Jon Wooster issued the following statement: Click here to continue.
August 22, 2014
U.S. Cattlemen's Statement On Unsubstantiated Reports Of WTO COOL Decision
USCA (August 22. 2014) - U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) President Jon Wooster issued the following statement regarding an August 21 Wall Street Journal article stating the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the United States on country of origin labeling (COOL) in the trade challenge brought by Canada and Mexico: Click here to continue.
July 30, 2014
USCA: Federal Appeals Court Ruling A Victory For Consumers And Ranchers
The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) says the July 29 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upholding the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) program and affirming a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction to block COOL is a significant victory for consumers and U.S. cattle producers. Click here to continue.
June 30, 2014
U.S. Cattlemen Urge Congress Not to Intervene in COOL
April 24, 2014
USCA Files Comments Opposing Proposed Changes in Trade Restrictions With Brazil States; Argentina Classification
April 17, 2014
USCA Comments on Start of Sign-Up Period for Disaster Aid
April 3, 2014
USCA Submits FY 2015 Appropriations Comments
March 31, 2014
COOL: U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Preliminary Injunction Request
February 4, 2014
USCA Applauds Final Farm Bill Passage in Senate
February 3, 2014
USCA: Not So Fast On Fast Track
January 28, 2014
USCA Highlights Farm Bill Livestock Provisions; Urges Final Passage
January 27, 2014
USCA Issues Statement Supporting Final Passage of Farm Bill
January 24, 2014
USCA President Issues Statement On Farm Bill & COOL
January 10, 2014
Oral Arguments Heard In COOL Lawsuit
January 8, 2014
USCA MEMBER ALERT - URGENT CALL TO ACTION
This is a U.S. Cattlemen's Association special alert and not a press release.
December 20, 2013
USCA Continues COOL Tour
December 20, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Issues Statement Urging Farm Bill Passage Without Altering COOL
November 6, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Sends Letter to Farm Bill Conferees
November 4, 2013
USCA's Recent Montana COOL Tour & Upcoming Events
October 31, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Opposes Congressional Intervention In COOL
October 15, 2013
The Campaign to Keep COOL Continues
October 11, 2013
Blizzard Takes Toll On Cattle Industry- Farm Bill Needed
October 1, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's "Bully forCOOL" Fundraiser Slated to Begin This Fall
September 12, 2013
Plaintiffs Appeal Court Ruling Denying Preliminary Injunction In COOL Lawsuit; USCA, NFU, ASI & CFA Will Defend District Court’s Decision
September 11, 2013
USCA: Court Denies Preliminary Injunction In COOL Lawsuit
August 21, 2013
USCA: Canada Requests WTO Compliance Panel on COOL
August 20, 2013
Court Grants Motion For USCA To Intervene In COOL Lawsuit
August 13, 2013
USCA Sets 2013 "COOL In The Country" Tour; Defense Of COOL To Be Main Focus
August 10, 2013
Groups File Initial Court Documents In COOL Lawsuit
July 26, 2013
Leo McDonnell & U.S. Cattlemen's Association to Lead Intervention In COOL Lawsuit
July 24, 2013
USCA Expresses Disappointment in Lawsuit Against the United States Over COOL
July 12, 2013
USCA Wraps-Up Summer Fly-In; Ranchers Lobby On Issues
May 23, 2013
USDA Finalizes COOL Rule
May 22, 2013
USCA: Groups Urge FCC to Consider Rural Communities in Spectrum Auction
May 17, 2013
New Consumer Poll Shows Strong Support For COOL Rule
May 17, 2013
USCA Statement on House Committee Passage of Farm Bill
May 14, 2013
USCA Statement on Senate Committee Passage of Farm Bill
May 11, 2013
USCA Urges Calls to Policy-Makers on COOL
April 22, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Files Comments on COOL Rule
March 8, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association: Proposed COOL Rule Released
March 8, 2013
USCA Concludes First Fly-In of 2013 to D.C.; Delegation Urges Farm Bill Passage, Support for COOL
February 28, 2013
USCA Commends Senate Bipartisan Support for COOL
February 27, 2013
USCA Files Amicus Brief in Hage v. U.S.
February 22, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Files Comments on Ferret Reintroduction Plan (To view USCA's official comments on Ferret Reintroduction Plan click here)
February 12, 2013
COOL: U.S. Cattlemen's Association and NFU Release COOL Compliance Legal Analysis
January 16, 2013
U.S. Cattlemen's Association Asks Interior Secretary to Delay Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction Plan