Cattlemen Raise Concerns with White House Executive Order on Biotechnology

(SEPTEMBER 16, 2022) – On Monday, the White House announced an Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. It outlines a “a whole-of-government approach to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing towards innovative solutions in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security.” On its face, …

Capitol Hill Turns Focus to Cattle Legislation

(JUNE 16, 2022) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) executive leadership traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act and the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act. With both bills pending review and approval by Congress, the timing of the “fly-in” could not have been better. USCA President Brooke Miller and …

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 …

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 …

Legislation Introduced to Identify Pathway to Reinstate Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

(SEPTEMBER 10, 2021) – On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), John Thune (R-SD), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), announced the American Beef Labeling Act, legislation that would reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef.  This bill require the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to develop a World Trade Organization-compliant means of reinstating MCOOL for …

USDA Seeks Comments on the Labeling of Cell-Cultured Foods

(SEPTEMBER 2) – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured cells derived from animals under FSIS jurisdiction. Comments will be due 90 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.  The …

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 …