Legislation Introduced to Identify Pathway to Reinstate Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

(SEPTEMBER 10, 2021) – On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), John Thune (R-SD), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), announced the American Beef Labeling Act, legislation that would reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef.  This bill require the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to develop a World Trade Organization-compliant means of reinstating MCOOL for …

MEMBER ALERT: Truth in Labeling Update

(APRIL 27) – In 2015, USCA Director Emeritus Leo McDonnell testified in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee against the repeal of mandatory country-of-origin labeling. USCA knew at that time that if the program were to be stripped clean from the books at USDA, there would be no recourse for packers claiming the “Product of the U.S.A.” label on imported …

USCA Responds to Misrepresentation of Facts

(MARCH 5, 2021) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) was disappointed by a recent media statement which blatantly misrepresented the years of hard work undertaken by USCA and its members to secure truth in labeling on U.S. beef products and alternative proteins. In response, USCA President Brooke Miller issued this brief statement:   “In a time when it is more important than ever …

USCA Congratulates Incoming House Agriculture Committee Leadership

(DECEMBER 3, 2020) – This week, the Democratic and Republican House Caucuses voted on their committee leadership for the 117th Congress. In the House Agriculture Committee chair contest, Representative David Scott of Georgia secured the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee’s nomination with almost twice as many votes as his opponent, Rep. Jim Costa of California. Rep. Scott went on to …

Comment on FTC’s “Made in the U.S.A.” Proposed Rule

(SEPTEMBER 9) – Earlier this summer, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that to address products making unqualified “Made in the U.S.A.” claims. The proposed rule prohibits marketers from including “Made in the U.S.A.” claims on labels unless: Final assembly or processing of the product occurs in the United States, all significant processing that goes into …

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WHAT WE DOBECOME A MEMBERNot your typical cattlemen’s association…THE POWER OF GRASSROOTS STRENGTHThe United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) remains unwavering in its main policy priority: strengthening the bottom line of the U.S. cattle producer. We know that for your operation to be sustainable for future generations, it must first be profitable. We witnessed the power of grassroots strength this year …

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WHO WE AREBECOME A MEMBERA Voice for Cattle Producers Building a sustainable future for the U.S. cattle industry. USCA works tirelessly and strategically for only one policy priority: strengthening the bottom line of the U.S. cattle producer. From working towards fair and balanced trade agreements to reestablishing a country-of-origin labeling program to protecting the health of the domestic herd, everything …