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.
James R. Smail
Region XIII: Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan
Region XIV: Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois
Region XV: Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island
Executive Vice President
Kelly manages the administration of day-to-day operations, the implementation of programs and policies, and communicates regularly with the Executive Team, Board of Directors and Committee Leadership.
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.