This is R-CALF USA’s weekly opinion/commentary that describes a letter to Congress sent by 50 diverse organizations and provides a list of reasons MCOOL is valuable to Americans. It is available in three formats: written,Continue Reading 2023 is the year for MCOOL
Any resurrection requires at least a little faith.
Nobody has more confidence than R-CALF’s CEO Bill Bullard for the return of mandatory county of origin labeling, or MCOOL, for meat.
MCOOL is popular with many…Continue Reading R-CALF sees MCOOL opening for beef because of new EV origin requirments
American cattle producers who don’t often agree on much are collectively calling for the immediate suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States. They claim Brazil, one of the world’s …
Continue Reading American beef producers want the door shut on all fresh beef from Brazil
Where is the nation’s cattle herd is a question that could have traceability ramifications for food safety, or maybe more commonly for tracking dreaded animal diseases.
The USDA’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS)…
Continue Reading R-CALF would like to keep USDA from thinking about RFID traceability tags
Cattlemen and ranchers have three national organizations vying for their loyalty and support, and they don’t always agree on policy.
That’s apparently going to be true for something as simple as whether the interstate movement…
Continue Reading National cattlemen’s organizations split on RFID for traceability
The association for independent cattle producers, known as R-CALF USA, has sent President Trump an “emergency letter,” saying the coronavirus upheaval has significantly worsened the financial and economic conditions of the U.S. cattle industry…
Continue Reading President told consumer friendly M-COOL would help cattlemen recover from coronavirus
Tax season isn’t so far off, so it’s only a little early to get out my yellowed Canon 10-key calculator with tape. I usually only roll it out for taxes, but Bill Bullard sent…
Continue Reading Letter From The Editor: Counting Cows
A funny thing happened to R-CALF, the scrappy organization of mostly western cattlemen. It sued USDA on Oct. 4 over a factsheet about the electronic identification of cattle and bison found on the department’s website.
Continue Reading RFID guidance document disappears after R-CALF sued USDA
Critics are continuing to noodle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S.
Continue Reading Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems
Hundreds of ranchers from as many as 20 states will descend on Rapid City, SD, next week for the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund annual convention. R-CALF, as it’s called, has made a lot of promises…
Continue Reading Cattlemen head to RC over country of origin labeling, animal ID, and check-off