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 …

USCA Commends USDA On Establishment of Dealer Statutory Trust

(FEBRUARY 22, 2021) – On Wednesday, February 17, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the establishment of a new Dealer Statutory Trust to Protect Livestock Sellers. United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Vice President and Marketing & Competition Committee Chair Justin Tupper issued the following statement: “USCA has worked hand-in-hand with the Livestock Marketing Association to help establish a Dealer …

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 …

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 Comments on PRICE Act

(OCTOBER 2, 2020) – On Thursday, Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and others introduced the Price Reform in Cattle Economics Act or PRICE Act. Cosponsors include Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL), Mike Conaway (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Roger Marshall (R-KS), David Rouzer (R-NC), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Rick Crawford (R-AR), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Mike Hagedorn (R-MN), Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Jason Smith …

USCA to Host Senators Jon Tester & Mike Rounds for #FactsOnlyFriday 

(SEPTEMBER 23, 2020) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is pleased to host U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) for a live, virtual discussion on the state of the U.S. cattle market and the role of Congress in bringing forth solutions. The conversation will take place on USCA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel this Friday, September 25 at …

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer Introduces Cattle Market Transparency Bill

(SEPTEMBER 22, 2020) – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Deb Fisher (R-NE) introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020, which focuses on two main elements: ensuring regionally sufficient negotiated cash trade, and equipping producers with more information. United States Cattlemen’s Association Board Member Lee Reichmuth issued the following statement on the bill: “As a Nebraska cattle producer, I echo the same …