A Voice for Cattle Producers
Building a sustainable future for the U.S. cattle industry.
USCA works tirelessly and strategically for only one policy priority: strengthening the bottom line of the U.S. cattle producer. From working towards fair and balanced trade agreements to reestablishing a country-of-origin labeling program to protecting the health of the domestic herd, everything we do is to make your everyday life easier and your profits stronger.
As a grassroots organization, we depend on producers like YOU to serve as leaders of our industry. We're focused on the future of the industry - not just tomorrow, but five, ten, fifteen years down the road - and we're based in Washington, D.C. to ensure our message is heard loud and clear by lawmakers. You have the best genetics, the best management program and the best marketing strategy - all you're missing is the best representation on Capitol Hill.
Region IV: Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado
Region V: Texas
Region VI: Montana and Idaho
Region VII: Nebraska & Iowa
Region VIII: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma
Region IX: Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama
Region X: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota
Region XI: Florida and Georgia
Region XII: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Region XIII: Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan
James R. Smail
Region XIV: Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois
Region XV: Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island
Region XVI: Native American Reservations
Affiliate Director Seat New Mexico Cattle Growers Association
Executive Vice President
Director of Policy Outreach
Lia coordinates USCA’s Capitol Hill presence, while also managing USCA’s communications operations. Lia also assists in the planning of USCA’s Washington, D.C Fly-In and annual meeting, in addition to the Cattle Producer’s Forum.