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USCA Testimony Highlights Market Volatility, Opportunities for Success
WASHINGTON (May 26, 2016) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) testified today during the Senate hearing, “A Review of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Sectors: Marketplace Opportunities and Challenges”. Joe Goggins (Billings, Montana), Vice President Vermilion Ranch Co., Public Auction Yards, Billings Livestock Commission Co., Western Livestock Auction and Northern Livestock Video Auction, testified on behalf of USCA. Click here to continue.

May 23, 2016
USCA to Testify on State of Industry, Markets
USCA (May 23, 2016) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will testify this week in the Senate hearing, “A Review of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Sectors: Marketplace Opportunities and Challenges”. Joe Goggins, Billings, Montana, will testify on behalf of USCA. Click here to continue.

May 17, 2016
USCA Comments on USDA APHIS Proposed Brucellosis, Bovine Tuberculosis Rules
WASHINGTON (May 17, 2016) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments this week on the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) Proposed Rule on Brucellosis and Bovine Tuberculosis: Update of General Provisions and Brucellosis and Bovine Tuberculosis Program Standards. Click here to continue.

May 13, 2016
Senate Announces Hearing on State of Livestock Industry
WASHINGTON (May 13, 2016) –Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry formally announced it will convene a hearing on the state of the U.S. livestock industry. “A Review of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Sectors: Marketplace Opportunities and Challenges” will be heard on Thursday, May 26th at 10:00am in the Hart Senate Office Building. Click here to continue.

May 12, 2016
USCA Calls for Senate Hearing on State of Livestock Industry, Market
WASHINGTON (May 12, 2016) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) called on Congress to investigate the current state of the livestock industry. Following the largest loss of equity in the history of the U.S. cattle industry, USCA has requested an in-depth review at the possible components contributing to ongoing market volatility. Click here to continue.

April 20, 2016
USCA Disappointed in House FY 2017 Appropriations Rider
WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is disappointed that once again, funding for a final Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule has been revoked.
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March 25, 2016
USCA Comments on Speculated Timeline for Brazil exports
USCA (March 25, 2016) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) commented today on the statement made by Rabobank regarding the suspected timeline in which Brazil will be granted access to the U.S. for its fresh beef exports. Click here to continue.

March 16, 2016
USCA Celebrates National Ag Day

December 16, 2015
USCA Disappointed in COOL Repeal Language; Voluntary Option Left on the Table
USCA (December 16, 2015) - United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Danni Beer issued the following statement on the release of the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus legislation language: Click here to continue.

December 7, 2015
USCA Remains Committed to COOL; Grossly Inflated Figures are Reduced
USCA (December 7, 2015) – United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Danni Beer urged lawmakers and cattle producers to continue to stand strong in their support of country of origin labeling (COOL) in spite of today’s announcement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on acceptable retaliatory tariffs by Mexico and Canada. Click here to continue.

December 2, 2015
USCA: Stabenow-Hoeven COOL Bill – The Right and Workable Solution
USCA (December 2, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) continues its support for country of origin labeling (COOL) as the program faces an upcoming decision at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Click here to continue.

November 19, 2015
USCA to Participate in KCA 17th Annual Convention and Trade Show
USCA (November 19, 2015) – The United State Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will participate in the upcoming 17th Annual Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) Annual Convention and Trade Show taking place Saturday, November 21, at the Western Bank Expo Center in Dodge City, Kansas. Click here to continue.

November 17, 2015
USCA Submits Comments on Eligibility of Namibia to Export Meat Products to U.S.
USCA (November 17, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association submitted official comments today on the proposed rule issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), “Eligibility of Namibia to Export Meat Products to the United States”. The proposal, which was issued on September 18, 2015, would add Namibia to the list of countries eligible to export meat products to the United States. Click here to continue.

October 26, 2-14
USCA: IARC Report Misleading; Established Nutritional Benefits of Beef
USCA (October 26, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issues the following statement regarding the published ruling of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) regarding the classification of red and processed meats as a carcinogen. Click here to continue.

October 15, 2015
USCA Conducts Annual Membership Meeting
USCA (October 15, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) concluded its annual membership meeting October 3rd in Bismarck, North Dakota. The meeting, held in conjunction with USCA state affiliate, Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND), brought producers from across the country, including California, Indiana, Virginia, South Dakota, Nevada and Montana. Click here to continue.

October 7, 2015
USCA Applauds Statement by Cabinet Members on 2015 Dietary Guidelines
USCA (October 7, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) applauds today’s remarks made by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Both Secretaries testified today in front of the House Agriculture Committee regarding the proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Click here to continue.

October 5, 2015
USCA Encouraged by TPP Announcement, Will Review Final Provisions Once Released
USCA (October 5, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is encouraged by today’s announcement that a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been reached between the United States and 11 nations. Click here to continue.

September 23, 2015

USCA Applauds Sage Grouse Non-Listing Decision; Urges Continued Monitoring of Public Lands Management Decisions

USCA (September 23, 2015) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) applauds the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided not to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Click here to continue.

September 21, 2015
USCA Invites All Members to Attend Annual Meeting

September 16, 2015
USCA: Support Reauthorization of Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting

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.