- USCA urges a vigorous defense of country of origin labeling (COOL) law at the World Trade Organization (WTO). USCA has filed two additional rounds of comments in support of COOL. USCA believes that COOL is completely WTO compliant and gives consumers country of origin information in an efficient manner.
- USCA supports strong animal health and food safety in the U.S. USCA opposes regionalization of foreign countries with animal disease problems if such regionalization, through the importation of cattle or beef into the U.S., will weaken animal health or food safety in the United States.
- USCA supports the USDA’s efforts to investigate and enforce antitrust laws ensuring fair market competition. We believe Congress must increase market transparency by addressing captive supply contracts, price reporting, and packer ownership of cattle. USCA supports USDA’s efforts to enhance competition, access, and opportunities for producers, while enhancing value based market structure and encouraging branded programs.
- USCA supports the Beef Checkoff. USCA supports efforts to allow competitive contracting and amending the act to allow the promotion of beef born and raised exclusively in the US.