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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: