USCA Adds to Growing Call for the Halt of Brazilian Beef Imports

(NOVEMBER 17, 2021) – On Wednesday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) joined with recent calls from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and RCALF-USA to immediately suspend imports of beef from Brazil. In its letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USCA writes: “Recent reports of human remains containing Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease, follow closely on the …

USCA Announces New Partnership with Give’r

(NOVEMBER 10 2021) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is excited to announce a new partnership with the company, Give’r. USCA members will receive 10% off every purchase with the exclusive membership code “USCA”. Give’r is an outdoor apparel company proudly based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Best known for their lined leather gloves and mittens, Give’r tests every product …

Agreement Reached on Cattle Market Reform Legislation

(NOVEMBER 9, 2021) – On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act.  Specifically, this legislation accomplishes the following: Requires the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the USDA Chief Economist, to establish mandatory levels of negotiated cash and negotiated grid trade for each USDA AMS …

Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Delivers Win for Livestock Haulers

(NOVEMBER 8, 2021) – On Friday, the House voted 228-206 to send the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to the President’s desk. The bill makes a historic investment to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, and strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for our nation’s ports, airports, rail, and roads.  Most notably, …

Sign-on Letter in Support of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling

(NOVEMBER 5, 2021) – A letter seeking signatures from a wide-range of organizations supporting the recently introduced the American Beef Labeling Act of 2021 (S.2716) is now being circulated among organizations representing farm, ranch, rural, faith, environmental, farm/food worker, manufacturing, and cattle/farm industry support businesses. USCA is among the participating groups circulating the letter in an effort to secure swift …

USCA and 50 Other Groups Submit Comments to Dept. of Transportation

(OCTOBER 29, 2021) – USCA joined more than 50 agriculture groups in submitting comments to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg addressing the many disruptive factors facing the U.S. supply chain. The comments included recommendations on how to alleviate these challenges through legislative and regulatory actions. In the document, the groups wrote, “It is critical that we can safely transport our live animals and insects …

Member Alert: White House Releases Text of Build Back Better Act

(OCTOBER 29, 2021) – On Thursday, the White House and Congressional negotiators released the long-awaited Build Back Better Act. The cost of the package has been whittled down from its original $3.5 trillion price tag to $1.75 trillion over a decade. Despite the drop in cost, it is opposed by Republicans, so Democrats are trying to enact the plan through a budgetary process …

USCA Hosts Horn Wrap Call to Discuss Cattle Contract Library

(OCTOBER 29, 2021) – Earlier this year, on May 10, 2021, member leaders of American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Farmers Union, R-CALF USA, and the United States Cattlemen’s Association met in Phoenix, Arizona. These groups convened at the request of the Livestock Marketing Association to discuss challenges involved in the marketing of finished cattle with the …

Registration Now Open for the 2021 USCA Annual Meeting!

(OCTOBER 22, 2021) – Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the upcoming 2021 United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Annual Meeting this December 10th and 11th. We’re looking forward to being back in-person this year in Spearfish, South Dakota. All members are welcome to attend – committee members are especially encouraged to join us. We will also offer a virtual option for those …

Legislation Introduced to Establish a Cattle Contract Library

(OCTOBER 20, 2021) – On Wednesday, Ranking Member of the Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Dusty Johnson (R-S.D) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) introduced the bipartisan Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 (H.R. 5609), which would create a library for cattle contracts within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agriculture Marketing Service Department. The bill instructs USDA to regularly update the library in …

USCA Member Brad Brunner Wins Nutra-Lix, Inc. Saddle

(BILLINGS) – Each year, new and renewing members of the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) are entered into a drawing for a custom-made saddle. For the past several years, Nutra-Lix has generously donated the saddle as a USCA membership drive. Due to the virtual capacity of our meetings this year, USCA Senior Policy Advisor Jess Peterson met with Nutra-Lix Vice President …

Join the Conversation with Oklahoma Farmers Union President Scott Blubaugh

On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the state of the livestock hearing. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senator Chuck Grassley testified on their own before a panel of industry witnesses took the stand.  One of those witnesses included Mr. Scott Blubaugh of Tonkawa, Oklahoma and President of the Oklahoma Farmers Union. Please join us for our monthly Horn Wrap call on …