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Memo: THE USDA BEATS THIS DEAD MULE OVER AND OVER. They just won’t quit! All government programs are about expanding government and increasing tax-trampling of the citizens. This proposal has been soundly trounced by cattle producers every few years since the early 2000s. It is glossed-over and repackaged at NAIS, ADT, and new names of […]

Trump wants to end rule-making by memo. Here’s a test for USDA. The Wall Street Journal – Editorial March 5, 2020 7:12 PM EThttps://www.wsj.com/articles/cowboy-regulators-need-to-be-lassoedcowboy-regulators-need-to-be-lassoed-11583432077 President Trump promised as part of his deregulation campaign to end bureaucratic “guidance” that dodges normal rule-making. Someone should tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture as it tries to impose burdensome […]

When it comes to government-mandated programs, no one seems to get more fired up than the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fun United Stockgrowers of America. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and several private ranchers have sued the USDA to prevent radio frequency identification (RFID) tags from becoming mandatory for cattle and bison […]

Here is this week’s recording in mp3 and m4a formats. This week’s segment discusses R-CALF USA’s plan to stop the USDA from unlawfully mandating the use of radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) without first seeking public comment through a public rulemaking process. Thank you. Bill

During the Obama administration USA sovereignty was freely distributed to every tin-horn upstart organization world wide – now American Agriculture, the people who feed the world, are paying a price in many directions. This short radio broadcast by CEO of R-CALF, Bill Bullard  quickly gives the history, and predicts the future of how the Animal […]

Government enforced animal ID (ADT) still holds a glorious carrot in front of every ID electronics manufacturer. Just think, if it were the law that 700,000,000 cattle in the USA had to have an electronic ear tag implanted that costs $2 each, do the math. What do the manufacturers stand to gain if this becomes […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard August 9, 2011 Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com USDA Spurns U.S. Cattle Industry: Issues Overreaching, Intrusive Mandatory Animal Identification Rule Billings, Mont. — In direct defiance of fundamental recommendations to preserve branding as a means of official […]

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Since a new framework for animal disease traceability was introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year, cattle raisers have been up in arms for fear that the centuries-old hot-iron branding methods may be on the way out. Instead, the USDA wants every cow to have a unique numerical ID, […]

Note:Sec Vilsack knows that 16% of the US 2010 consumed beef was imported. He knows that for the last 21 years the USA has not produced enough beef to feed the nation. Why then, pray tell, does he think it is important to export beef to China, much of which has to be purchased outside […]

Letter to the Editor The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) started a no-win war for the USDA. On February 5, 2010, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that NAIS was flawed and would be terminated, never to return. Now, and even when it was announced as dead, a new-name, Animal Disease Traceability Program is full […]