Producers! Earn more from your land.

Join the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association for a #FactsOnlyFriday livestream this Friday, February 19 at 6:00 PM MST to learn more about how you can earn extra income through what some are calling the “AirBnB” for the sportsmen community. Rent out the land you are already managing through sound ranching and grazing principles!   LandTrust CEO Nic De Castro will continue the conversation we …

Join USCA for a Washington, DC Update

(FEBRUARY 8, 2021) Please join us TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 9 for our regularly scheduled Horn Wrap call. Join USCA’s Senior Policy Advisor Jess Peterson and Director of Policy & Outreach Lia Biondo for an update on the latest happenings in Washington, DC and how the current political landscape, including new leadership at the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, will affect …

USCA Hosts Virtual Annual Meeting

(FEBRUARY 5, 2021) – On Friday, January 15, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its annual meeting of members via a virtual conference. Producers from across the U.S. met to discuss policy resolutions, nominate regional Board of Directors candidates, and hear updates on USCA’s actions and work over the past year. USCA’s member-driven policy and structure depends on the …

Implementation of LRP Improvements Announced

(WASHINGTON) – On January 19, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that further changes to its Livestock Risk Protection insurance plan will take effect on January 20 for crop year 2021 and succeeding crop years (view release HERE). The policy language and procedures surrounding these changes include the creation of new livestock types to allow for unborn livestock to be insured …

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 …