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 U.S. cattle market. It is a wholly unsustainable model for the U.S. beef production chain to rely on such a concentrated number of players, especially when half are foreign owned. Though the industry has been steadily building to this boiling point, in 2021, we saw the cattle and beef industries hit the mainstream spotlight.