ONE WEEK AWAY: 2020 USCA Annual Meeting 

(JANUARY 7, 2021) – Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the upcoming 2020 United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Annual Meeting this January 15, 2021. This meeting will take place virtually, beginning at 7:30 AM MST for the Board of Directors session and then at 8:00 AM MST for the general membership meeting. The annual meeting brings our nationwide membership together …

USCA: “The enormity of loss associated with a potential outbreak of FMD within the U.S. mainland cannot be overstated.”

(JAN. 5, 2021) – On Monday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association submitted comments on the Petition to Manufacture Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine in the United States. On July 14, 2020, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published in the Federal Register a notice and request for information  on a petition submitted by Zoetis, Inc., a U.S. vaccine manufacturer, seeking approval …

Happy MOO Year! Here’s what we did in 2020 with your help.

As a producer-funded, producer-driven organization, our work and successes rely 100% on your support and commitment. We welcomed so many new faces this year to our organization, including new volunteer policy committee members and leaders, and we want to say THANK YOU for another busy year of serving as the voice for U.S. cattle producers on Capitol Hill. Here is …

It’s Here: the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

On Tuesday, December 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) 2020-2025. The DGAs encourage all Americans to “make every bite count” and provided four key recommendations: Follow a healthy dietary pattern at every life stage. Customize and enjoy nutrient-dense food and beverage choices to reflect personal preferences, cultural …

Details of COVID-19 Stimulus Package Released

(DECEMBER 21, 2020) – Today, the House and Senate will vote on a massive 5,593-page, $900 billion coronavirus relief package after months of intense negotiations. The House and Senate Agriculture Committees released summaries of the bill, which includes $26 billion allocated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, split evenly between nutrition and agriculture programs. In short, the package includes: Supplemental …

USCA Comments on Proposed Changes to USDA Insurance Program

(DECEMBER 21, 2020) – On Monday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments regarding proposed changes to the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) insurance program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA). RMA began offering the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) insurance program in 2007. Since that time, the program has expanded nationwide and been …

USCA: 2020 Year in Review

(DECEMBER 16, 2020) – Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) pushed forth progress on several key priority issues: truth in labeling, market and competition reform, securing Hours-of-Service reform for livestock haulers, increasing opportunities for independent meat processors, and so much more. And we did it all thanks to YOU, our volunteer members and partners who are …

USCA Comments on Latest Change to Packers & Stockyards Act

(DECEMBER 10) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule to ensure fair trade and competitive marketing of livestock and poultry. The rule clarifies the types of conduct prohibited by the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act and sets forth several criteria the Secretary of Agriculture will consider when determining whether conduct by packers, swine …

USCA Member Selected to Serve on CFTC Subcommittee

(DECEMBER 7, 2020) – Last week, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath P. Tarbert announced the members of the Agricultural Advisory Committee’s (AAC) new Agricultural Futures Contracts with Open Interest Subcommittee (Ag-OI Subcommittee). United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing and Competition Committee Member Brett Crosby of Cowley, Wyoming was among the 22-members selected. The subcommittee was established to provide …

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 …

Learn more about Weaned Calf Revenue Protection Insurance

AgriLogic Consulting, LLC and Windmark Insurance are developing an insurance program for consideration by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors and the USDA Risk Management Agency referred to as Weaned Calf Revenue Protection (WCRP) to provide beef cow-calf producers with the means to insure revenue from their calving operation. Join us for the December USCA Horn Wrap call …

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 USCA Annual Meeting

(NOVEMBER 20, 2020) – Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the upcoming 2020 United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Annual Meeting this January 15, 2021. This meeting will take place virtually, beginning at 7:30 AM MST for the executive Board of Directors session and then at 8:00 AM MST for the general membership meeting. >>> Register for the …