(FEBRUARY 5, 2021) – On Friday, January 15, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its annual meeting of members via a virtual conference.
Producers from across the U.S. met to discuss policy resolutions, nominate regional Board of Directors candidates, and hear updates on USCA’s actions and work over the past year. USCA’s member-driven policy and structure depends on the engagement and work of its members, culminating in the year-end meeting and the resulting directives for the year ahead.
USCA President Brooke Miller issued the following statement:
“USCA members led constructive discussions on how the organization should focus its efforts in 2021. There remains unfinished business in our industry for the new Biden Administration to address, including the ongoing USDA investigation into market manipulation by major meatpackers.
“Last year’s grassroots efforts pushed both Congress and the Administration to take action to improve the U.S. cattle producer’s bottom line. We will look to build on those efforts in 2021 and to continue pushing forth solutions that increase transparency and true price discovery in the marketplace, maintain the health of the domestic cattle herd, guarantee truth in labeling on beef products and alternative proteins, reform Hours-of-Service rules for livestock haulers, and ensure the success of independent meat processors.”