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), …

USCA Statement on Meatpacking Lobby’s Report on “Beef Market Myths” 

(MAY 28, 2021) – Regarding the report being circulated on Capitol Hill by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) titled “Common Beef Market Myths and Facts“, United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Brooke Miller issued the following statement: “USCA appreciates the commitment of U.S. livestock groups to expanding the capacity of our nation’s meat processing facilities. It would be helpful …

Special Edition Horn Wrap: Join us this Thursday!

Please join us on Thursday, May 20 for a Special Edition Horn Wrap.  Lots has been said of the industry meeting hosted by the Livestock Marketing Association and attended by USCA, NCBA, RCALF-USA, American Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Farmers Union – but not much has come straight from the source. Join us this week for a discussion on what …

Joint Statement of Livestock Organizations Regarding Market Concerns

(MAY 17, 2021) – On Monday, 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 ultimate goal …

Learn more about our upcoming virtual Congressional Visits Day!

(MAY 7, 2021) – Due to the ongoing work-at-home orders in effect throughout the city, we elected to host our annual trip to Washington, DC in a virtual setting. BUT, that doesn’t mean our advocacy efforts are on pause! This year’s virtual Congressional Visits Day will be held June 24-25, 2021. Over the past year, we’ve learned how to best communicate our priorities …

USDA Announces Listening Session on Impacts of COVID-19 on New Farmers

(MAY 5, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted their farming operations and to get their feedback on USDA assistance. The listening session will take place on May 6, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., ET. Registrants have the optional opportunity to provide written …