We Need Everyone's Help!
Important! - The quickest solutions Congress must immediately implement right now to fix the United State's Broken Cattle Market Crisis are 1) To pass the 50/14 Spot Market Protection Bill S. 949 and 2) To restore Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (M-COOL) for beef.
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Thank You For Your Help!
28 Congressional Signatures
onto Senators Rounds and Smith's Bipartisan Food Crisis Letter to the U.S. Attorney General
How To Help:
Call the US Capitol Switchboard at: 202-224-3121
And ask for each of your Senators and Representative by name.
Here’s what to say: Ask if they have a copy of the Rounds/Smith Food Crisis letter addressed to the U.S. Attorney General. If they don’t, ask for their email and send them the letter.
Then tell them, “Please join the Rounds/Smith letter that calls for an end to the food crisis that is harming consumers and cattle producers.”
Get Others to Make Calls & Share to Social Media!
It may take 2 or 3 calls from other people for your Senators and Representative to commit to sign.
Please ask your friends, relatives, neighbors to also make calls.
Temporarily change your profile frame on Sen. Rounds’ Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMikeRounds/posts/4466859520025527:0
Thank You For Your Support!
Video: Senator Rounds May 19, 2021, announcing the letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking them to examine whether the control meatpackers have of the beef processing market violates U.S. antitrust laws. Here is that link. https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMikeRounds/posts/4447766801934799
Video: Last Wednesday night, May 19, 2021, there was a very informative Facebook live explaining the letter. Here is that link. https://www.rounds.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/icymi-rounds-discusses-nationwide-effort-with-cattle-producers
Read Senator Mike Rounds and Senator Tina Smith’s official press release May 19, 2021 here: https://www.rounds.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rounds-smith-launch-nationwide-effort-to-protect-consumers-and-cattlemen
Read Senator Mike Rounds and Senator Tina Smith’s official press release June 2, 2021 here: https://www.rounds.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rounds-smith-lead-26-colleagues-in-calling-for-doj-investigation-into-cattle-market
Read R-CALF USA’s news release May 20, 2021 here: https://www.r-calfusa.com/nationwide-drive-launched-to-get-200-congressional-signers-in-10-days-on-bipartisan-senate-letter-about-food-crisis/
Video: R-CALF USA’s A Message to Consumers Facebook video May 23, 2021, https://www.facebook.com/RCALFUSA/posts/10158293930207684
Video: R-CALF USA’s Weekly Address: 10 Day Drive to Stop the Food Crisis May 26, 2021, https://youtu.be/oi_rvearzCc
Read R-CALF USA’s news release May 26, 2021 here: https://www.r-calfusa.com/beef-checkoff-funded-packer-trade-group-attempts-to-derail-effort-to-address-food-crisis/
Video: R-CALF USA’s A Message to Ranchers and Consumers May 28, 2021, https://www.facebook.com/RCALFUSA/posts/10158305470937684
Read R-CALF USA’s news release June 2, 2021 here: https://www.r-calfusa.com/ranch-group-applauds-28-congressional-members-calling-for-cattle-and-beef-market-reform/
South Dakota Ag Connection Grassroots Producer Panel Facebook Live Meeting May 19, 2021 http://www.southdakotaagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=574&yr=2021
Audio: Sen. Rounds on AgriTalk May 20,2021 AgriTalk-May 20, 2021 – AgriTalk – Omny.fm
Audio: Sen. Rounds on Brownfield Ag News for America May 21, 2021 Rounds and Smith letter draws attention to brewing food crisis (brownfieldagnews.com)
Progressive Farmer/DTN Ag Policy Blog May 21, 2021 Lawmakers, R-CALF Round Up Signatures for Letter to Attorney General (dtnpf.com)
Drovers May 21, 2021 Sen. Rounds Pushes DOJ On Packer Probe | Drovers
Audio: Sen. Rounds on WNAX May 21, 2021 https://wnax.com/news/180081-senators-call-for-investigation-into-packer-market-manipulation/
Audio: Sen. Rounds on DRGNews.com May 21, 2021 Rounds, Smith urging colleagues to support request for federal investigation into cattle prices | DRGNews
Tri-State Livestock News May 21, 2021 Nationwide Drive Launched to Get 200 Congressional Signers in 10 Days on Bipartisan Senate Letter About Food Crisis | TSLN.com
NewsDakota.com May 21, 2021 SD/MN Senators Push for DOJ Investigation in Beef Processing Market | News Dakota
KELO FM 101.9 / KRRO 103.7 May 21, 2021 https://kelofm.com/2021/05/21/senators-rounds-and-smith-want-investigation-of-meatpackers-on-pricing/
Fighting for the U.S. Independent Cattle Producer
R-CALF USA is a national, non-profit organization, dedicated to ensuring the continued profitability and viability of the U.S. cattle industry. We represent the collective voice of U.S. cattle and sheep producers, in domestic and international trade and marketing issues.
Deadline May 1, 2021
What R-CALF is Working on Right Now:
Help Pass Senate Bill 949 – Grassley and Tester’s 50/14 Spot Market Protection Bill
Fight to bring back Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (M-COOL).