U.S. Cattlemen’s Association membership meeting October 2nd and 3rd

Farm Forum

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will hold its annual directors’ and membership meeting at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota October 2-3rd.

The USCA Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota’s (I-BAND) annual conference, allowing for joint discussions and membership interactions.

The two-day, dual event will kick-off with a full-day ranch tour on Friday, October 2nd. Meeting attendees will visit multiple local-area ranches, culminating in a BBQ to end the day. USCA will hold its Board of Directors meeting at 8:00am on Saturday, October 3rd, with general policy discussions immediately following at 9:00am. I-BAND will host its own policy discussions at this time and the two groups will convene in the afternoon for special guest speakers and collaborative policy conversations.

“The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for USCA members to meet, discuss their operations and aid in the development of policy for the year ahead,” stated USCA President Danni Beer.

“This past year, a number of issues of importance to U.S. cattle producers have been raised and addressed in D.C. Ranging from trade agreements with South American regions known to have FMD, battling against EPA’s proposed changes to the Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule, to ongoing negotiations at the WTO regarding COOL, USCA has been at the forefront of each with a lead seat at the table. The ability for USCA to act and defend producers on these issues is contingent on policies passed and developed directly by our members at the annual conference. If you want to have a voice on these issues, travel to Bismarck and influence these items from the start.”

Hotel reservations must be made by September 18th to receive the special USCA rate. To make reservations call the Ramada Bismarck Hotel at 701-258-7000 and be sure to mention the “USCA Annual Meeting”.