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David Domina, Domina Law Group and Bill Bullard the CEO of R-CALF addressed the media at the OCM GIPSA Press Conference Wednesdsay, November 10th. FULL STORY »

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Thomas Stokes the Executive Director of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) and Roger Johnson the President of the National Farmers Union addressed the media at the OCM GIPSA Press Conference Wednesdsay, November 10th.

R-CALF: Broad-Based Coalition Forms To Protect U.S. Livestock Health

Thirty-four organizations, representing livestock associations, consumer groups, trade groups and manufacturing interests, are jointly participating in the Coalition to Protect the Health of the U.S. Livestock Herd to convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately withdraw its plans to lift foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) restrictions for Brazil.

R-CALF: Group Meets To Discuss Future Of Rural America

R-CALF USA spent a week talking with its members. No flashy displays, no corporate rhetoric, just a long conversation with the heart of R-CALF USA – its cattle farmer and rancher members. Through a serious of meetings in Nebraska, R-CALF USA Nebraska Chair Louie Day, CEO Bill Bullard and Membership Services Coordinator Laurel Masterson had an ongoing dialog with R-CALF USA members throughout Nebraska.

R-CALF: Group Praises Vilsack For His Concerns About NCBA, Beef Checkoff

R-CALF USA’s Checkoff Committee today formally thanked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his letter to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) which expressed his concerns about the restructuring recommended by the NCBA Governance Task Force (GTF) and the possible effect on the status of the Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation).

R-CALF: Director Writes Children's Book About Adventures Of A Ranch Truck

R-CALF USA Region V Director Stayton Weldon has authored a children’s book titled Whitey on the Ranch, a tale of both harrowing and heroic adventures on the ranch, from the point of view of a white 1997 ¾-ton heavy duty GMC truck who names his owner “Brilliant” at the start of the book, then “Somewhat Brilliant” and then “Average Intelligence” by the middle of the story, and then yet again renames his owner “Moron” before the conclusion of this delightful tale.

R-CALF: South Korean FMD Outbreak Source Should Alarm Homeland Security

R-CALF USA today sent formal correspondence to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to urge her to reverse the Department’s decision to relocate veterinary research on highly contagious diseases from Plum Island, N.Y., to the heart of cattle country – Manhattan, Kan.

R-CALF: 25 Groups Ask Congress To Pre-empt USDA's Rule To Lift FMD Restrictions From Brazil

Twenty-five farm, ranch, manufacturing, labor, and consumer groups sent a joint letter to 11 members of Congress this week to urge them to introduce and pass new legislation that would strengthen the United States’ protections against the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

R-CALF: Group Asks CFTC To Reform Regulations For Cattle Futures Market

R-CALF USA believes the commodities futures market is fundamentally broken and is no longer functionally capable of serving as an effective, economic risk management tool for U.S. cattle producers.


R-CALF: Groups Invited To Create Informal Coalition To Stop USDA From Endangering U.S. Livestock Health

R-CALF USA is circulating a coalition sign-on letter to consumer organizations, farm and cattle organizations, and other groups to urge Congress to introduce and pass new legislation that will protect domestic livestock and U.S. citizens from the introduction of the dangerous foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus.

R-CALF: To Improve Beef Safety & Sustan Local Packers

In a formal letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, R-CALF USA has recommended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) consider a fundamental revamp, or a complete abandonment, of its style of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for an alternative meat inspection protocol.

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