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October 17, 2017
USCA Responds to GIPSA Rule Announcement
(WASHINGTON) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) responded to today’s announcement that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Interim Final Rule regarding the Scope of Sections 202 (a) and (b) of the Packers and Stockyards Act.

October 6, 2017
USCA Applauds Trump Administration Statement on Possible Japan Free Trade Agreement
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is encouraged by recent comments from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue regarding the Administration’s intent to pursue a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan.

October 4, 2017
Farmers Union and Cattlemen’s Association Urge USDA to Finalize Farmer Fair Practices Rule
WASHINGTON – In less than three weeks, a rule to protect family farmers and ranchers from the worst abuses of concentrated markets will go into effect, barring any setbacks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

October 3, 2017
Joint statement from the U.S. Cattlemen's Association and
National Farmers Union regarding Sage Grouse Plans

The agriculture and conservation communities spent recent years working together on management plans that successfully prevented a non-listing of the Greater Sage Grouse, while providing grazing management flexibility for livestock producers and land managers.

September 27, 2017
USCA Urges Administration to Include Expedited Tariff Reductions in KORUS Negotiations 
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) sent a letter today to President Donald J. Trump, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and Members of Congress urging that priority be placed on expediting tariff reductions on beef products under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).

USCA Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer's Forum Thank you

September 18, 2017
USCA Hosts 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum in Billings, Montana 
 (BILLINGS) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) concluded its second annual 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana on Saturday. The event, co-hosted by the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Cattlemen’s Association, Montana Farmers Union, Beartooth Stockgrowers and Bitterroot Stockgrowers drew over 250 cattle producers and industry representatives from across the countryside.

September 16, 2017
USCA Concludes Annual Meeting of Members 
(BILLINGS) – On Friday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its Annual Meeting of Members at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana. In addition to USCA leadership, committee chairs, and members, senior staff members from five different agencies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Commerce provided updates on trade, country-of-origin labeling, checkoff, Mandatory Price Reporting, food safety, and animal health and ID issues.

August 24, 2017
USCA Continues Advocating for Improvements to Mandatory Price Reporting Law
(WASHINGTON) – Last month, United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing & Competition Committee Member and manager of St. Onge Livestock Co. Justin Tupper attended the third installment of the USDA Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting (LMR) Cattle & Beef Stakeholder Meetings to discuss opportunities for improvement to the law.

August 23, 2017
National Farmers Union President to Headline 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum (WASHINGTON) – Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) announced Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union, as a keynote speaker of the 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum to be held this September 16th at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana.

August 4, 2017
Join USCA at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer’s Forum: Registration Now Available!
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) announced the 2017 Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer’s Forum, to be held September 15th & 16th at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana.

August 2, 2017
USCA Concludes Successful East Coast Producer Tour
(WASHINGTON)-The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) concluded its east coast producer tour last month, traveling over 1200 miles and visiting producers throughout New York and New Jersey. Events were hosted at regional livestock auction markets, local extension offices and universities.

August 1, 2017
USCA Comments on USDA Traceability Producer Meetings
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association submitted official comments in response to the ongoing producer stakeholder meetings on the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. USDA has held nine public meetings to solicit feedback from the cattle and bison sectors about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework.

July 28, 2017
USCA Submits Written Testimony for House Agriculture Committee Hearing on NAFTA
(WASHINGTON) – On July 26, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted official written testimony for the House Committee on Agriculture’s public hearing on Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture. The testimony outlines USCA’s priorities for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement, and echoes the verbal testimony provided by USCA President Kenny Graner on this same topic to the ITC earlier this month. USCA’s focus for any NAFTA renegotiations remain on addressing subsidy disparities for Canadian and Mexican cattle producers, establishing a WTO-compliant country-of-origin labeling program for beef products, and adjusting the growing trade deficit.

July 25, 2017
USCA comments on CME Delivery Points
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) recently announced it has received applications from two Nebraska stockyards to become approved delivery points for the CME Live Cattle Contract. The applications were submitted by Lexington Livestock Market, LLC for their Lexington, NE location and Huss Livestock Market, LLC for their Kearney, NE location.

July 21, 2017
USCA Responds to Trade News: Brazil and NAFTA
(WASHINGTON) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) responded to news this week regarding two critical international trade policies for U.S. cattle producers.

July 19, 2017
USCA Applauds House Vote on ELD Delay
(WASHINGTON) - The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 31-20. The legislation includes a provision that prevents any funds available to the Department of Transportation from being used to administer or enforce the Electronic Logging Device requirement for livestock haulers in the fiscal year 2018.

July 18, 2017
USCA President Graner Welcomes USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky
(WASHINGTON) - The following statement may be attributed to United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner on the nomination of Mr. Stephen Censky to the position of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary:

USCA Responds to Case of Atypical BSE
(WASHINGTON) - United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner responded to today’s announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that a case of atypical BSE was detected in Alabama:

July 13, 2017
USCA: Livestock Haulers Praise Congress for Language Delaying ELD Implementation
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association is pleased with language included in the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation-HUD appropriations bill that will delay for one year a requirement mandating the use of the new Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for livestock and insect haulers.

USCA: Livestock Haulers Praise Congress for Language Delaying ELD Implementation
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association is pleased with language included in the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation-HUD appropriations bill that will delay for one year a requirement mandating the use of the new Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for livestock and insect haulers.

July 10, 2017
Secretary Perdue Authorizes Emergency Haying on CRP Lands in Drought-Stricken Regions
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association sent a letter to Secretary Perdue requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture consider authorizing the emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program lands in the drought-stricken regions of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. USDA immediately responded with the authorization, and went beyond the initial ask to also include up to 150 miles beyond the D2 region. 

June 29, 2017
USCA Travels to the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas 43rd Annual Convention
(SAN MARCOS) – Last week, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) took part in the 43rd Annual Convention of the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas (ICA), held in San Marcos, Texas. The three-day meeting brought together cattle producers from across the state to discuss issues affecting the industry, including animal disease and health, border security and immigration, and reproductive management.

June 27, 2017
USCA President Kenny Graner Testifies at NAFTA Modernization Hearing
United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner testified today in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) “NAFTA Modernization Hearing”. President Graner testified during “Panel 4: Animal Products”, alongside panelists representing the following organizations: Pet Food Institute; North American Meat Institute; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund; National Renderers Association; and National Milk Producers Federation & U.S. Dairy Export Council.

June 19, 2017
Doud Nominated to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator
(WASHINGTON) – On Friday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Gregg Doud as the Administration’s chief agricultural negotiator under the U.S. Trade Representative.

June 15, 2017
USCA Submits Official Comments on Farmer Fair Practices Rules
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association submitted its official public comments on the delay of the Farmer Fair Practices interim final rule. The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) delayed the effective date of the rule published on December 20, 2016, for an additional six months to October 19, 2017.

June 12, 2017
USCA Applauds News on China Market Access Opening this Month
(WASHINGTON) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) concluded its annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. this week. With over 30 producers from across the country making the trip out to discuss issues of importance to the U.S. cattle industry, a main talking point throughout the week’s meetings was trade, notably the importance of reestablishing trade with China.

June 5, 2017
Cattlemen go to Washington, D.C. to discuss COOL, Livestock Hauling, Trade & More
(WASHINGTON) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will bring a delegation of nearly thirty producers to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Members of Congress and the Administration on key issues affecting the industry.

May 19, 2017
USCA Requests Funding to Help Producers Fight Cattle Fever Tick
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the immediate funding of up to $6 million to help offset the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks and preventing the spread of this significant threat to the U.S. cattle industry.

May 19, 2017
USCA Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation
(WASHINGTON) – Today, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress of the Administration’s intent to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Trade Committee Chairman Leo McDonnell issued the following statement: 

May 12, 2017
USCA Comments on U.S. Beef Access to China
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement on the announcement of initial actions under the “100-day action plan” as agreed to by President Trump and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinpig:  

May 12, 2017
USCA Comments on USDA Restructure
(WASHINGTON) – United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement on today’s announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the position of Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs would be created as a result of the restructuring of the USDA:  


April 28, 2017
USCA Comments on Proposed NAFTA Renegotiation
(WASHINGTON) – Following recent remarks by President Donald J. Trump on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Trade Committee Chairman Leo McDonnell issued the following statement: 

April 24, 2017
USCA Welcomes Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
(WASHINGTON) –United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue to the position of Secretary of Agriculture:

April 12, 2017
USCA Comments on Farmer Fair Practices Interim Rule Delay
(WASHINGTON) –Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that the effective date of the Farmer Fair Practices Interim Rule would be delayed until October, the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement from USCA Marketing Committee Chairman Allan Sents:

April 7, 2017
Senators Urge Administration to Prioritize U.S. Beef Access in China
(WASHINGTON) –Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued a letter supported by 37 Senators urging President Trump to prioritize U.S. beef access to China. The letter comes in advance of President Trump's visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week.

April 6, 2017
2017 Southern Wildfire Fundraiser Auction
(WASHINGTON) – Frontier Production Sales, LLC., in coordination with the Midland Angus Bull Sale and the American Farm Bureau Federation, will host a Wildfire Fundraiser Auction for producers affected by the devastating wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. The auction will be held Thursday, April 6th at the Angus Banquet in Columbus, Montana.

April 4, 2017
USCA: Emergency Grazing Authorized for Wildfire-Stricken Areas
(WASHINGTON) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) commends President Donald J. Trump and the Administration on the decision to allow emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The authorization follows the destruction of hundreds of thousands of acres of grazing lands caused by recent wildfires in those states.

March 24, 2017
USCA Affirms Support for Farmer Fair Practices Rules in Public Comments
(WASHINGTON) – On Friday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted public comments on the Farmer Fair Practices Rules on behalf of its nationwide membership of cow-calf producers, feedlot operators and backgrounders.

March 22, 2017
USCA Responds to Allegations of Corruption in Brazil Processing Facilities
(WASHINGTON) - Following reports this week out of Brazil, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has worked quickly to ensure the U.S. meat supply is protected from any shipments of tainted beef.

March 15, 2017
USCA Applauds Recent Action on 2.0 Planning Rule
(WASHINGTON) - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement on the Senate vote to revoke the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2.0 Planning Rule. The statement can be attributed to USCA Vice President Bert Paris:

March 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we send our condolences to those affected by the wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. This tragedy has hit many of our members particularly hard. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has prepared a comprehensive list of resources for those wishing to contribute to fire relief efforts. Please click here for details.

March 1, 2017
USCA Applauds Executive Order to Review WOTUS
(WASHINGTON) - United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to review the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule:

February 23, 2017
USCA Marketing Committee Chair Talks Markets and Reporting in D.C.
(WASHINGTON) –United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chair Allan Sents was in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials on market-based issues. Sents specifically met with individuals regarding the 2020 re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) and necessary changes and enhancements to the law’s current framework.

February 17, 2017
USCA Comments on Recent Amendments to Live Cattle Futures Contract
(WASHINGTON) - Following the CME Group’s announcement of amendments to the Live Cattle Futures Contract, United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chairman Allan Sents issued the following statement:

February 7, 2017
USCA Sends Letter of Support for Congressman Ryan Zinke
(WASHINGTON) - United States Cattlemen’s Association President Kenny Graner penned a letter of support for Congressman Ryan Zinke to be appointed to the position of Secretary of Interior.

January 10, 2017
USCA Comments on USTR, EPA Appointments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Robert Lighthizer to the position of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Cattlemen’s Association President Kenny Graner issued the following statement: