Cattlemen Applaud Biden Executive Order to Restore Competition in U.S. Economy

(JULY 9, 2021) – On Friday, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order to establish a government-wide effort to promote competition in the American economy. The Order includes 72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to tackle some of the most pressing competition problems across the U.S. economy. Of particular importance to U.S. cattle producers, the President’s Executive Order: …

WATCH: USCA VP Testifies on behalf of Producers at Senate Hearing

(JUNE 23, 2021) – On Wednesday June 23, 2021, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing titled “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer.” Justin Tupper, Vice President of the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) provided testimony on behalf of the organization. Other witnesses included Mr. Mark Gardiner of Gardiner Angus Ranch; …

USCA Set to Testify at Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on Cattle Markets

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 23rd at 2:30pm EDT on “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer.” >>> You can watch the hearing live HERE. <<< The United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) Vice President, Justin Tupper, will testify on behalf of the organization. Since …

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 …

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 …

Senators Re-Introduce Spot Market Bill 

(MARCH 24, 2021) – On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bill to require each U.S. meat processing facility that slaughters over 125,000 head of cattle each year to purchase fifty percent of their weekly volume of beef slaughter on the open or ‘spot’ market. Other co-sponsors of the bill include Senators Tina Smith (D-MN); Ron Wyden …

Join us for #FactsOnlyFriday to Breakdown the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021 

(MARCH 4) – This Friday, March 5 at 6:00 PM Mountain Standard Time, join USCA’s Lia Biondo, Justin Tupper, and Brett Crosby as we break down the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021 section-by-section. The legislation seeks to accomplish two main goals: ensuring regionally sufficient negotiated cash trade, and equipping producers with more information to aid marketing decisions. We’ll broadcast live …

U.S. Cattle Producers Rally Around the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021

(MARCH 2, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021. The legislation seeks to accomplish two main goals: ensuring regionally sufficient negotiated cash trade, and equipping producers with more information to aid marketing decisions. Other cosponsors of the bill include Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and Mike Braun (R-IN). United …