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: …

USDA to Begin Top-Down Review of Current “Product of the U.S.A.” Labeling Rules

(JULY 2, 2021) – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would be following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote to strengthen its enforcement of the Made in the USA standard.   United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Brooke Miller issued the following statement: “USCA applauds the Biden Administration for tackling the misuse and mislabeling of products as ‘Made …

USCA Responds to Misrepresentation of Facts

(MARCH 5, 2021) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) was disappointed by a recent media statement which blatantly misrepresented the years of hard work undertaken by USCA and its members to secure truth in labeling on U.S. beef products and alternative proteins. In response, USCA President Brooke Miller issued this brief statement:   “In a time when it is more important than ever …

USCA Sends Letter to Biden Administration on Buy American Mandate

(FEBRUARY 11, 2021) – On Thursday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council regarding the enforcement of President Joe Biden’s Buy American mandate, signed on January 25, 2021. With the existence of the current loophole that allows for imported beef to claim the “Product of the U.S.A.” label, it is virtually impossible …

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 …

Comment on FTC’s “Made in the U.S.A.” Proposed Rule

(SEPTEMBER 9) – Earlier this summer, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that to address products making unqualified “Made in the U.S.A.” claims. The proposed rule prohibits marketers from including “Made in the U.S.A.” claims on labels unless: Final assembly or processing of the product occurs in the United States, all significant processing that goes into …

We’re baaaack! Join USCA for #FactsOnlyFriday.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comments for its proposed rule regarding “Made in the USA” claims on product labels. The FTC’s proposed rule is not attempting to change the current regulations surrounding “Product of the USA” claims, unless such claims are inconsistent with the language of the proposed rule. The proposed rule suggests that, “it is an unfair or deceptive act …

MEMBER ALERT: Truth in Labeling Update

(APRIL 27) – In 2015, USCA Director Emeritus Leo McDonnell testified in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee against the repeal of mandatory country-of-origin labeling. USCA knew at that time that if the program were to be stripped clean from the books at USDA, there would be no recourse for packers claiming the “Product of the U.S.A.” label on imported …

FSIS Responds to USCA Petition on Truthful Labeling

(WASHINGTON) – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) officially responded today to the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) petition regarding accurate labeling of beef products. The petition requested FSIS to amend the Agency’s Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book to provide that any beef labeled as “Made in the USA”, “Product of the …