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2020 Convention

It’s time to register for the R-CALF USA 21st Annual Convention and Trade Show in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota in the historic city of Deadwood! The 2020 R-CALF USA Convention’s theme is “Rally for the American Rancher,” and will take place from Wednesday, August 19 – Friday, August 21 at The Lodge at Deadwood located at 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood, SD, 57732.

This year’s speakers include R-CALF USA’s attorneys for its ongoing class-action antitrust lawsuit against the Big 4 Packers, its continuing case to reform the beef Checkoff, and its ongoing lawsuit to stop mandatory radio frequency identification (RFID). Also lined up are industry experts ranging from globalization, antitrust, animal health and trade as well as fresh new panels featuring advocates, influencers, young ranchers, livestock auction owners and more!

The United States Federal Trade Commissioner Rahit Chopra is invited to discuss the USDA’s Proposed Rule Under the Packers and Stockyards Act. This year’s keynote speaker is Kurt Uhlir, Chairman of the Made in America Movement. Here’s a message from Kurt Uhlir:

Wed., Aug. 19
Property Rights Day 

Thurs., Aug. 20 & Fri., Aug. 21
R-CALF USA Convention 

R-CALF USA’s Annual Convention is always highly anticipated by our membership for the opportunity to come together to learn about the issues that most impact their cattle operations such as property rights, antitrust enforcement, trade reform and Constitutional protections. This year’s convention will showcase how R-CALF USA is at the forefront leading change and will remind producers of how the power of joining together can be harnessed to improve the U.S. cattle industry.

R-CALF USA’s cattle-producing members comprise the largest segment of American agriculture, generating about $70 billion annually from the sale of live cattle. This annual revenue stays and recirculates in America supporting jobs, growth and prosperity.

More than 300 cattle ranchers and farmers from over 20 states, who are the decision makers of their businesses, have attended past conventions. R-CALF USA members understand what’s at stake and prefer to do business with businesses that help support the fight for the independent U.S. cattle producer!

More than 5 hours in the agenda are designated to Trade Show Vendors to interact with Convention Attendees! Also, your company’s contact information will be printed in the Fall 2020 issue of R-CALF USA’s Cattlemen’s Newsletter read by more than 5,700 producer members in 43 states and listed on R-CALF USA’s website.

Trade Show Sponsors also receive special advertising rates in the R-CALF USA Official Convention Program, a multi-page, color insert in the Tri-State Livestock News, a farm and ranch publication sent to  over 20,000 livestock producers primarily in the Midwest.

Hotel Accommodations

To reserve a room onsite at The Lodge at Deadwood call 877-393-5634. Ask for the “R-CALF USA Room Block” starting at $109/night plus tax. Additional rooms are available offsite at the Travel Lodge located at 250 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732, call 605-717-7181 and ask for the “R-CALF USA Room Block” also starting at $109/night plus tax.