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USDA FSIS Brazil Audit

USCA remains committed to keeping Brazil beef out of the U.S., find out more about our ongoing
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Livestock Hauling: Electronic Log Devices & Hours of Service Call:

(202) 224-3121
What to request of your Senator or Congressman:

“Hi, my name is ________ and I'm a livestock hauler/producer in your state. The upcoming deadline for commercial motor vehicles to install an Electronic Logging Device is quickly approaching. On December 18, all operators with a vehicle model year of 2000 and newer will be required to install the device, which hooks up directly to the vehicle's engine to track vehicle motion.

The Hours-of-Service rules which haulers abide by limits drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time, including 11 total hours of driving time, but only after 10 consecutive hours off-duty.

The livestock industry needs the one-year delay of implementation to work with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for additional flexibility in the restrictive Hours-of-Service rules so that they can safely do their jobs while also looking out for the health and welfare of the animals.

Solutions to the Hours-of-Service rules would include:

  • A 150-air mile grace period at the conclusion of a haul. This would allow a livestock hauler to conclude their journey if they are within 150 air miles of their destination when they “run out of drive time.”
  • A 24-hour restart on logbook hours of service
  • A split sleeper berth provision:
    · Example: two hours in the sleeper would equate to a two-hour “credit” to the total drive time
    · Max sleeper berth time
 


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The 2017 USCA Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer's Forum was a
huge success, bringing in nearly 300 producers and industry
leaders from all across the countryside to discuss The Next Big Thing

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AMERICANS WANT LABELED BEEF!

Due to the repeal of the Country-of-Origin Labeling law in 2015, there is no clear definition for what constitutes a U.S. beef product. For example, cattle or beef that is imported into our borders and then undergoes further processing or handling at a USDA-inspected facility can be labeled as a "Product of the United States”, even if the handling of the product was minimal.This lack of a clearly defined label is highly misleading to the consumer. Consumers are only able to make wise choices if provided the information they need to make those choices.

Clear, Transparent, Defined labeling fulfills: See http://americanswantlabeledbeef.weebly.com to continue.
 

 

As consumers of beef and United States cattle producers, we find it disturbing that clear, transparent country of origin labeling is not provided to the consumer at the point of purchase.

In 2015, the definitions for country of origin labeling were repealed on beef, leaving the consumer unable to determine where the beef they are purchasing comes from. Consumers can only make wise choices if provided the information they need to make those choices.

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