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US Cattlemen’s Association members meet in Las Vegas

Amanda Nolz

USCA photoUSCA Directors in attendance at Las Vegas, back row, left to right: Dennis McDonald, Melville, MT, Region VI Director; Lee Engelhardt, Moses Lake, WA, Region I Director; Jay Miller, Washington, VA, Region XII Director; Jon Wooster, San Lucas, CA, President; Doug Zalesky, Hesperus, CO, Region IV; Chuck Kiker, Beaumont, TX, Region V. Front row, left to right: Mark Ellis, Moses Lake, WA, Affiliate Director elect; Jess Peterson, Executive Vice President, Hathaway, MT/Washington D.C.; Allan Sents, McPherson, KS, Region VII.

A diverse group of cattlemen from nine different states met in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008 for the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) annual membership meeting. The event was held in conjunction with the PRCA National Finals Rodeo. The meeting reviewed ongoing issues such as Mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (MCOOL), Argentina’s push for beef import expansion, beef checkoff reform, marketplace competition, international trade agreements, animal health issues and the new Obama administration.

A new outfit in town, USCA was established in March of 2007. Close to its two-year anniversary, USCA has already developed a vast network of producers, politicians and media groups, which have all been beneficial to the group’s success. The USCA is dedicated to pushing forward legislation, shaping policies and putting the needs of American farmers and ranchers at a forefront.

“We were pleased to have a great group of cattlemen to meet in Las Vegas for a day of work,” said Jess Peterson, a Montana cattle producer and USCA Executive Vice President. “The organization is incredibly busy and involved on a national level, moving and shaping legislation and working with members of Congress. Convention highlights included updates from committees for marketing, promotions, beef checkoff and USDA.”

A diverse group of cattlemen from nine different states met in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008 for the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) annual membership meeting. The event was held in conjunction with the PRCA National Finals Rodeo. The meeting reviewed ongoing issues such as Mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (MCOOL), Argentina’s push for beef import expansion, beef checkoff reform, marketplace competition, international trade agreements, animal health issues and the new Obama administration.

A new outfit in town, USCA was established in March of 2007. Close to its two-year anniversary, USCA has already developed a vast network of producers, politicians and media groups, which have all been beneficial to the group’s success. The USCA is dedicated to pushing forward legislation, shaping policies and putting the needs of American farmers and ranchers at a forefront.

“We were pleased to have a great group of cattlemen to meet in Las Vegas for a day of work,” said Jess Peterson, a Montana cattle producer and USCA Executive Vice President. “The organization is incredibly busy and involved on a national level, moving and shaping legislation and working with members of Congress. Convention highlights included updates from committees for marketing, promotions, beef checkoff and USDA.”

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A diverse group of cattlemen from nine different states met in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008 for the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) annual membership meeting. The event was held in conjunction with the PRCA National Finals Rodeo. The meeting reviewed ongoing issues such as Mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (MCOOL), Argentina’s push for beef import expansion, beef checkoff reform, marketplace competition, international trade agreements, animal health issues and the new Obama administration.

A new outfit in town, USCA was established in March of 2007. Close to its two-year anniversary, USCA has already developed a vast network of producers, politicians and media groups, which have all been beneficial to the group’s success. The USCA is dedicated to pushing forward legislation, shaping policies and putting the needs of American farmers and ranchers at a forefront.

“We were pleased to have a great group of cattlemen to meet in Las Vegas for a day of work,” said Jess Peterson, a Montana cattle producer and USCA Executive Vice President. “The organization is incredibly busy and involved on a national level, moving and shaping legislation and working with members of Congress. Convention highlights included updates from committees for marketing, promotions, beef checkoff and USDA.”

A diverse group of cattlemen from nine different states met in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008 for the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) annual membership meeting. The event was held in conjunction with the PRCA National Finals Rodeo. The meeting reviewed ongoing issues such as Mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (MCOOL), Argentina’s push for beef import expansion, beef checkoff reform, marketplace competition, international trade agreements, animal health issues and the new Obama administration.

A new outfit in town, USCA was established in March of 2007. Close to its two-year anniversary, USCA has already developed a vast network of producers, politicians and media groups, which have all been beneficial to the group’s success. The USCA is dedicated to pushing forward legislation, shaping policies and putting the needs of American farmers and ranchers at a forefront.

“We were pleased to have a great group of cattlemen to meet in Las Vegas for a day of work,” said Jess Peterson, a Montana cattle producer and USCA Executive Vice President. “The organization is incredibly busy and involved on a national level, moving and shaping legislation and working with members of Congress. Convention highlights included updates from committees for marketing, promotions, beef checkoff and USDA.”