R-CALF USA is calling on consumers and producers to help close the border to Brazilian beef following the announcement of widespread corruption in the Brazilian beef packing industry. 

We’re on the downhill slide of the 65th Legislature with just about a month of the session left, and bills are beginning to shake out of the process on the home stretch.

This week, the Seed Bill – Senate Bill 155 – passed its last legislative vote by a wide majority and is in its final preparation process to become. Next stop: the governor’s desk. This bill will provide important regulatory consistency for farmers and ranchers across Montana. The Seed Bill is not about limiting local control; rather, it’s about putting the regulation of seeds in the hands of the people who are best suited for agricultural decision making: the Montana Department of Agriculture. City or county governments are not the place nor the people to dictate to farmers what they can or can’t grow in their fields. The Seed Bill will protect the private property rights of landowners by preventing a potential patchwork of regulation on a county-by-county basis, as we’ve seen in states like Colorado, California and Hawaii when special interest groups get a foot in the door at the local level to meddle in local farming practices.  

(WASHINGTON) – On Friday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted public comments on the Farmer Fair Practices Rules on behalf of its nationwide membership of cow-calf producers, feedlot operators and backgrounders.

USCA stands firm in it its support for the Rules. USCA has continued to advocate for reform and clarification to the Packers and Stockyards Act in order to better enable the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration in carrying out its mission.  The proposed changes and enhancements, as outlined in the “Farmer Fair Practices Rules”, are necessary to begin to bring about needed changes to this program.

(WASHINGTON) - Following reports this week out of Brazil, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has worked quickly to ensure the U.S. meat supply is protected from any shipments of tainted beef.

Allegations have been raised that meat inspectors in multiple Brazilian meat processing facilities have been bribed to approve meat not fit for consumption. USCA has reached out to both the Administration and Congress to investigate the claims.

Billings, Mont. - On the eve of Sonny Perdue's scheduled confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, several additional cattle trade associations jumped onboard the joint letter sent earlier this month to President Donald J. Trump urging that Sonny Perdue become the next Agriculture Secretary and Charles W. Herbster become his Deputy Secretary.  Today's letter is joined by 19 national, state and local cattle trade associations representing 19 states.
 
"The cattle industry is excited about the prospects of working with two individuals who together have considerable knowledge and experience in animal husbandry, agricultural businesses, and farming and ranching," said R-CALF USA Bill Bullard.