Members of the United States Cattlemen's Association will gather on Dec. 11, at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., for the organization's annual membership meeting. The day-long agenda includes legislative updates from Washington, D.C., officials, congressional staff, and the Cattlemen's Beef Board in addition to policy review and adoption. Board elections and officer nominations will also be held.
Topics for the meeting include an update regarding anticipated post-election changes for 2013, an overview of the Lame Duck Session of Congress, status of the 2012 farm bill, ongoing efforts against Environmental Protection Agency regulations, beef checkoff reform, updates on the Country of Origin Labeling case at the World Trade Organization and prioritizing USCA's 2013 legislative goals.
"The annual meeting is an important opportunity for USCA members to set policy and provide guidance for the USCA board," said Jon Wooster, USCA president. "USCA members have been highly active this year in engaging with the association's multiple Capitol Hill fly-ins and providing input into numerous legislative issues that impact our industry. We look forward to bringing the same intensity to 2013. As a membership-driven organization, USCA's annual meeting is a pivotal time for ranchers to guide the association's direction for the next year."
Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to concentrating its efforts in Washington, D.C., 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 www.uscattlemen.org.
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