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USCA Kicks off 2017 Producer Tour in Great Lakes Region
Contact: Lia Biondo (202) 870-1552 -

December 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Prior to the holiday season, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will kick off the 2017 USCA Producer Tour in the Great Lakes Region, meeting with cow-calf producers, feedlot operators, and local processing and retail facilities over a three day period across Michigan and Northern Ohio.

The 2017 Producer Tour is an opportunity to hear cattle producers’ concerns directly from the source. Pertinent issues affecting the U.S. cattle industry will be discussed including: the current state of the cattle market and lack of competition and true price discovery; the need to modernize the Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting law and the Packers and Stockyards Act; trade with countries such as Brazil that are violating forced labor laws and remain at risk for importation of hoof and mouth disease (FMD); and the re-establishment of a country-of-origin labeling definition to inform consumers regarding the origin of their beef.