Member Alert: Senate Judiciary Committee and House Ag Committee Hosts Hearings on State of the Beef Supply Chain

(JULY 27, 2021) – This week, both the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Agriculture Committee will host hearings examining the beef supply chain. In the Senate, the hearing, titled Beefing up Competition: Examining America’s Food Supply Chain, will be held Wednesday, July 28 at 2:30pm EDT. Witnesses will include: Mr. Jon Schaben, Owner of Dunlap Livestock Association and member of …

Cattlemen Applaud Biden Executive Order to Restore Competition in U.S. Economy

(JULY 9, 2021) – On Friday, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order to establish a government-wide effort to promote competition in the American economy. The Order includes 72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to tackle some of the most pressing competition problems across the U.S. economy. Of particular importance to U.S. cattle producers, the President’s Executive Order: …

USDA to Begin Top-Down Review of Current “Product of the U.S.A.” Labeling Rules

(JULY 2, 2021) – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would be following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote to strengthen its enforcement of the Made in the USA standard.   United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Brooke Miller issued the following statement: “USCA applauds the Biden Administration for tackling the misuse and mislabeling of products as ‘Made …

WATCH: USCA VP Testifies on behalf of Producers at Senate Hearing

(JUNE 23, 2021) – On Wednesday June 23, 2021, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing titled “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer.” Justin Tupper, Vice President of the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) provided testimony on behalf of the organization. Other witnesses included Mr. Mark Gardiner of Gardiner Angus Ranch; …

USCA Set to Testify at Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on Cattle Markets

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 23rd at 2:30pm EDT on “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer.” >>> You can watch the hearing live HERE. <<< The United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) Vice President, Justin Tupper, will testify on behalf of the organization. Since …

Meet Your Region XV Director: Robert Groom

(JUNE 20, 2021) – Three new directors from across the country have been selected to join the ranks of existing United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) leadership. Spanning from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest (and everywhere in-between!), USCA’s dedicated leadership connects us to our producer membership and drives our association forward. The USCA membership is structured into regions that, builds  …

Meet Your Region XIII Director: Samuel Ebenkamp

(JUNE 13, 2021) – Three new directors from across the country have been selected to join the ranks of existing United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) leadership. Spanning from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest (and everywhere in-between!), USCA’s dedicated leadership connects us to our producer membership and drives our association forward. The USCA membership is structured into regions that, builds  …

USCA Applauds Bill to Establish Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters

(JUNE 11, 2021) – On Friday, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) teamed up to introduce legislation that would amend the Packers and Stockyards Act to establish the Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters. Senator Tester announced the legislation at an event held at the Public Auction Yards in Billings, Montana on …

Meet your Region XI Director: Kevin Escobar

(JUNE 6, 2021) – Three new directors from across the country have been selected to join the ranks of existing United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) leadership. Spanning from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest (and everywhere in-between!), USCA’s dedicated leadership connects us to our producer membership and drives our association forward. The USCA membership is structured into regions that, builds  …

USCA Requests Emergency Relief for Livestock Haulers Following JBS Shutdown

(JUNE 2, 2021) – On Wednesday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg requesting immediate regulatory relief for transporters of live animals and fresh meat products following the impact of the cyberattack on global meat supplier JBS SA. In the letter, USCA requests the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provide emergency …

Your state needs YOU! Apply today for a position on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.

(JUNE 1, 2021) The Beef Checkoff Program is currently recruiting 32 individuals to fill vacancies on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Vacancies for producer and importer member positions are available in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Mid-Atlantic Unit (South Carolina and West Virginia), …