Cattle Price Discovery And Transparency Act Reintroduced In 118th Congress

(FEBRUARY 2, 2023) – Today, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) reintroduced the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act.  The bill would establish minimum levels of fed cattle purchases made through approved pricing mechanisms, which includes negotiated cash, negotiated grid, at a stockyard, and through trading systems that multiple buyers and sellers regularly can …

USDA Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Strengthen Animal Disease Traceability Regulations

(JANUARY 18, 2023) – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a proposed rule today to amend animal disease traceability regulations. The agency is soliciting public comment on the proposal until March 22, 2023.  What will be the biggest change? Official USDA tags will now be defined as those that are both visually and …

USCA Joins Large Coalition Urging Enactment of the American Beef Labeling Act

(JANUARY 13, 2022) – On Tuesday, 50 cattle, farm, rural and consumer groups sent a joint letter to U.S. Senate and House members who, during the last session of Congress, cosponsored the American Beef Labeling Act that restores mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef. The letter expressed the groups’ gratitude for the congressional members’ leadership and support of the American Beef …

USCA Hosts Annual Meeting & Appoints New Leadership

(JANUARY 11, 2023) – The U.S Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its 15th Annual Meeting & Cattle Producer’s Forum on December 8-10, 2022 in Nashville, TN. The event drew attendees from across the U.S., and served as a platform for key industry leaders and decisionmakers to discuss what the future holds for the U.S. cattle industry. The organization also welcomed new leadership …

USCA Will Host Top Agriculture Antitrust Leaders at 15th Annual Meeting

(DECEMBER 1, 2022) – The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is pleased to announce a panel discussion of two leading voices for a competitive agricultural marketplace at the 15th Annual Meeting & Cattle Producer’s Forum this December 10 in Nashville, TN. Michael B. Kades, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Andy Green, Senior Advisor …

Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety to Address Cattle Producers in Nashville

(NOVEMBER 8, 2022) – The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is pleased to announce that Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Sandra Eskin, will provide a special address to cattle producers at the 15th Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer’s Forum this December 8-10, 2022, in Nashville, TN.  Sandra Eskin was appointed Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety on March 24, 2021. …

Cattlemen’s Association Encouraged by Funding Delivered to Local Meat Processors

(NOVEMBER 3, 2022) – On Wednesday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the first-round recipients of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) grants and loans. Phase I of MPPEP consists of $73 million in 21 grant projects intended to increase competition across the cattle marketplace and support increased producer opportunities. Additionally, these grants will work towards strengthening the food supply chain, …

Cattlemen Praise Bill Shielding U.S. Farmers & Ranchers From Proposed SEC Rule 

(OCTOBER 5, 2022) – More than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would shield agricultural producers from a climate disclosure rule proposed earlier this year by the Securities Exchange Commission.  The “Protect Americas Farmers from the SEC Act” prohibits the SEC from requiring an issuer of securities to disclose greenhouse gas emissions from upstream and downstream activities …

Cattlemen Raise Concerns with White House Executive Order on Biotechnology

(SEPTEMBER 16, 2022) – On Monday, the White House announced an Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. It outlines a “a whole-of-government approach to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing towards innovative solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security.” On its face, …

Cattle Market Reform Cannot Wait

(SEPTEMBER 8, 2022) – A blog post published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on July 12, 2022, claimed that Congress is “rushing” to consider “aggressive legislation to regulate beef markets.” Boy, if only that were true.  In February 2020, the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its annual Cattle Producer’s Forum at the Public Auction Yards in Billings, Montana. It was there …

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Announces 15th Annual Meeting

(AUGUST 31, 2022) – The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) invites you to its 15th Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer’s Forum at the DoubleTree Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee this upcoming December 8-10, 2022. Registration and room reservations are now live at https://cattlemensmeeting.square.site/. On Friday, December 9, policy committees and members will review the past year’s successes and determine policy goals for …

Buy & Sell Local Beef with USCA’s New Online Directory

(AUGUST 16, 2022) – The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is proud to present the Independent Beef Producer and Processor’s online directory.  USCA is committed to supporting and advancing the interests of U.S. cattle producers, which also includes independent processors. This network is intended to be a resource for those who are seeking new connections within the industry, including:  Producers looking for regional processors with …