BILLINGS, Mont. — On Friday, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its Annual Meeting of Members at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana. In addition to USCA leadership, committee chairs, and members, senior staff members from five different agencies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Commerce provided updates on trade, country-of-origin labeling, checkoff, Mandatory Price Reporting, food safety, and animal health and ID issues.
“As a grassroots, member-driven organization, the USCA Annual Meeting is where new policy goals are identified and old policy is reviewed and updated,” USCA President Kenny Graner stated.
“The Annual Meeting serves the important purpose of bringing everyone together under one roof to outline organizational objectives for the new year. Our members are a critical part of this process – all of our policy is brought forward and voted on exclusively by our membership. After new policy is approved, it becomes the road map for USCA’s staff and establishes the goals and directives for our committees and members.”
In addition to policy discussions, the meeting also serves to elect Executive Officers and members of the Board of Directors.
“I encourage all of our members to take the time to participate in this policy process each year and to become involved in the organization by serving on our Board of Directors. This year’s meeting served as host to great discussions on industry policy and on behalf of USCA, we look forward to continuing our work on behalf of U.S. cattle producers.”
Proposed changes to the USCA Policy Book and Board of Directors nominations will be mailed to all USCA members in an official voting ballot. Please contact Lia Biondo at (202) 870-1552 for questions.
—United States Cattlemen’s Association
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