U.S. Cattlemen’s Association: Ranchers Riding with USCA
November 5, 2010
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is pleased to announce its new special program titled “Ranchers Riding with USCA.” This program ensures USCA is able to continue its strong full-time presence in Washington, D.C. advocating for ranchers and the U.S. cattle industry.
If ranchers are looking to provide additional support to USCA, they are encouraged to keep the organization in mind as they take their cattle to market this fall. If ranchers wish to donate a portion of their proceeds from any sales, they may ask their local sale barn to direct a portion of their proceeds to USCA. If a rancher chooses to participate, simply call Jess Peterson at 202-870-3867.
To become a member with the additional benefit of being placed in a raffle to win a brand new saddle, courtesy of Nutralix, one may purchase a year’s membership with USCA for only $100.
“Now more than ever ranchers need to stay connected to the ongoing efforts of USCA on their behalf and to support an organization that has the interests of ranchers across the country as their top priority,” stated USCA President Jon Wooster.
“USCA has stepped up to the plate for U.S. ranchers and ensures that day-in and day-out cattle producers have a voice and representation in Washington, D.C. From leading delegations of cattle producers to DC as part of fly-ins, to actively lobbying Congress and the Administration agencies, USCA is there making a difference.
“USCA has also increased its involvement in producing and filing comments regarding animal identification, competition reform, country-of-origin-labeling defense at the WTO, proposed trade issues, cap and trade, and comments to prevent increased regulations from the Environmental Protection Regulations (EPA) under the Clean Water Act.
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“Furthermore, USCA is leading the way and promoting a stronger and enhanced beef checkoff that efficiently and effectively utilizes checkoff dollars and creates greater transparency to the contract bidding and spending process.
“Last but not least, USCA continues to strongly advocate for the prevention of foreign animal disease introduction.”
In closing, Wooster stated, “USCA is honored to work with the established industry groups in agricultural coalitions when the greater interests of agriculture are at stake, however, USCA is proud to stand independently on the specific policies that are unique to cattle producers and independent feeders. Advancing the policies of cattle producers with honesty and integrity along with a focus on maintaining strong relationships and delivering results is what USCA hangs it hat on. I hope each and every cattle producer will be a part of “Ranchers Riding with USCA.”
Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to concentrating its efforts in Washington, DC to enhance and expand the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill. USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development. For more information go to http://www.uscattlemen.org.