2021 USCA Annual Meeting: Attendee Survey

(JANUARY 11, 2022) – Did you attend the 2021 Annual Meeting this past December 10-11, 2021 in Spearfish, South Dakota? Help us continuously improve our annual meeting by completing the post-event survey below.

LISTEN: Radio Interview with Independent Beef Processors Committee Chairman Patrick Robinette

(JANUARY 7, 2022) – This week, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Independent Beef Processors Committee Chairman Patrick Robinette visited with KINA Radio 910 AM Coffee Talk Hosts Jerry Hinrikus and Randy Picking to discuss the White House’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain. Hit the triangle “play” button on the audio bar below …

White House Launches Action Plan to Restore Competition in the U.S. Cattle Industry

(JANUARY 3, 2022) – On Monday, the Biden-Harris Administration published its Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain. The four core strategies that make up the Action Plan seek to strengthen the bottom line of independent producers and processors, while also providing more choices and affordable prices for U.S. consumers. The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) participated in …

Our 2021 Year in Review

(DECEMBER 30, 2021) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) was founded on the principle that a grassroots effort by independent cattle producers can work positively and effectively with Congress and the Administration to reform U.S. agriculture policy and ensure a fair, competitive marketplace. However, increasing consolidation and foreign ownership in the meatpacking sector has eroded the foundation of the …

USCA Members Donate Beef to Feed Communities Impacted by Tornadoes

(December 23, 2021) – Thanks to an effort led by the United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) Independent Beef Processing Committee, over 800 pounds of U.S. beef is on its way to feed to communities in western Kentucky affected by recent tornado events. At least 74 people — including 12 children — perished, and more than 100 people are still missing after …

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 …