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R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on Alberta at Noon Runs: 8 min; October 31, 2012

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on the GIPSA Competition Rule interview by Zeb Bell Runs: 14:08; July 28, 2010 (3.23 MB)

R-CALF USA Region VI Director/President Dr. Max Thornsberry discussing NAIS interview by Zeb Bell  Runs 18:06; April 6, 2009 (4 MB)

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on the Additional State Attorneys General Joining the Department of Justice in the JBS Lawsuit (700K) Cattlemen’s Corner – November 12, 2008

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Discussing COOL, Easterday, the J-List and JBS KSIR – November 10, 2008

OCM Supports R-CALF’s Plan on Financial Crisis WNAX Ag Radio – Wednesday – October 15, 2008 

Antitrust Action Taken A Weekly Update From Your Friends at the Red River Farm Network – Monday, October 27, 2008

R-CALF Pleased with DOJ Action  Audio with R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard. NAFB Interview – by NAFB D.C. Correspondent Stewart Doan – Monday – October 20, 2008

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard speaking on COOL and the JBS Merger Derry Brownfield Show – Run time: 37:00 – 09/19/2008

R-CALF USA Marketing Committee Chair Dennis Thornsberry speaking on JBS and COOL KSIR – Run time: 10:00 – 09/15/2008

R-CALF Official Speaks Out Against High-Risk Cattle KTIC-AM 840 Rural Radio – 08/21/08

R-CALF USA News Conference Regarding the OTM Rule – Run time: 39:53 – 11/1/07

R-CALF USA on KBHB (21 MB) – Run time: 53:59 – 5/12/07

Print/Online Media

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Bill Would Block Rule on Meatpackers’ Deals With Livestock Producers Congressional Quarterly By Ellyn Ferguson and Emma Dumain, CQ Staff May 25, 2011

In a Beef Over Branding Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Simon May 24, 2011

Vilsack Indicates New Traceability Rule Will Help Exports, But Exact Impact Unclear Inside U.S. Trade Daily News Posted: May 23, 2011

Brazilian company JBS dominates world beef industry from farm to fork The Washington Post By Juan Forero, Thursday, April 14, 4:37 PM

Guest column: Korea trade deal good for packers, bad for cattle ranchers Des Moines (Iowa) Register – Saturday – March 19, 2011 (Guest column by R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard) 

Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes High Country News – Monday – March 21, 2011 By Stephanie Paige Ogburn

R-CALF warns of beef trade deficit Capital Press – Thursday – March 10, 2011 – 1:10 p.m. PST

Free Trade Has Hurt the U.S. Beef Industry – Thursday – March 3, 2011 By Dustin Ensinger 

New antitrust rules for meatpackers face skepticism among Republicans in Congress The Associated Press – Monday – February 14, 2011 By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Agribusiness Writer 

California cattle ranchers fight to survive San Francisco Chronicle – Sunday – January 30, 2011 – 4:00 PST

R-CALF USA QUESTIONS CBB AND NCBA AGREEMENT KLGR Ag Radio 1490 (Redwood Falls, Minn.) – Thursday – January 20, 2011

R-CALF USA Questions CBB and NCBA Agreement KRVN Rural Radio 880 (Lexington, Neb.) – Thursday – January 20, 2011

USDA to reconsider beef settlement after R-CALF complaints – Wednesday – January 19, 2011

“ABA & R-CALF, Note How Similar Our Battles Are” Australian Beef Producers’ Journal  January 13, 2011 (PDF 1 MB)

Foot-and-Mouth Study, in Kansas? – Friday – January 7, 2011

R-CALF USA Continues Fight for Markets KRVN Ag Radio (Lexington, Neb.) – Friday – Jan. 7, 2011

Ranchers wonder if they can bet on continued strong prices if they expand herds The Billings Gazette – Sunday – January 9, 2011 –12: 10 a.m. MST By Tom Lutey

Montana senators object to Air Force plans The Billings Gazette – Wednesday – Dec. 22, 2010 – 4:39 p.m. MST By Tom Lutey

Weather hinders turnout but not information at R-CALF gathering By Jeannine Otto Illinois & Indiana AgriNews – Friday – Dec. 17, 2010

Guest opinion: Rural America needs new rule for packers By R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard Billings Gazette – Saturday – December 11, 2010

AP IMPACT: Beef Industry Woes May Mean Poorer Meat The Associated Press / NPR – Tuesday – October 19, 2010 by The Associated Press

More Buyers Wanted – Successful Farming – October 2010

Legal Re-Course September 2010- Meatingplace Magazine

Groups ask feds to take on NCBA By TIM HEARDEN Capital Press – Thursday – August 12, 2010 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Ag advocate rallies producers to help shape beef prices By Kami Collins Delta County (Colo.) Independent – Wednesday – Aug. 11, 2010

Push Is On to Get Ranchers, Rural Americans to Crowd Fort Collins Livestock Meeting By Jule Banville – Wednesday – Aug. 18, 2010

Ranchers to talk competition in northern Colorado Washington (D.C.) Examiner / The Associated Press – Friday – Aug. 20, 2010 – 4:10 p.m. EDT

Divisions fluster industry as regulations loom By Tim Hearden Capital Press – Friday – August 21, 2010 – 12:09 p.m. PDT

Meat Industry AntiTrust Workshop Friday in CO By Dan Flynn Food Safety News – Tuesday – August 24, 2010

Taking on ‘big food’ By Bill Bishop, Co-editor of The Daily Yonder Politico / The Daily Yonder – Tuesday – August 24, 2010 – 10:20 a.m. EDT

Farmers unite to rein in corporate control Redwood Falls (Minn.) Gazette – Monday – Aug. 23, 2010 – 2:46 p.m.

Speak Your Piece: The Road to Fort Collins The Daily Yonder – Monday – Aug. 23, 2010

The Price of Reviving the Cattle Industry By Bill Bishop, Daily Yonder, Guest Writer Daily / New – Thursday – Aug. 19, 2010

Fort Collins agriculture workshop will include top Obama administration officials By Robert Moore The Coloradoan (Fort Collins) – Friday – Aug. 20, 2010

Jolley: Five Minutes With Bill Bullard & Millions Of Checkoff Dollars By Chuck Jolley – Friday – Aug. 20, 2010 – 8:50 a.m. CDT 

R-CALF anticipates big crowd in Fort Collins By Ken Anderson Brownfield Ag Network – Thursday – Aug. 19, 2010

GIPSA Rule Defenders Gather Advocates See Rule as Maligned by Opponents By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor DTN – Wednesday – Aug. 11, 2010 – 6:37 a.m. CDT

The NCBA, AMI & NMA all refuse to debate the issues important to the Cattlemen of America. R-CALF USA willing. Jim Lambley, Owner/Manager, KSDZ Radio / The Twister – July 26, 2010

R-CALF USA Ready to Debate Cattle Issues KRVN Rural Radio Network – Wednesday – July 21, 2010

Lawmakers Attack Livestock Regulations The Daily – Friday – July 23, 2010

R-CALF USA Forms Alliance with Australia Producers – Friday – July 9, 2010 Compiled by staff

Jolley: New GIPSA Proposal Ignites Civil War In The Cattle Industry – Wednesday – June 21, 2010 – 3:31 p.m. CDT

Jolley: Five Minutes With John Munsell & A Trip To The Woodshed With The USDA – Friday – May 7, 2010 – 9:37 a.m. CDT 

USDA’s present course of action is insanity redefined By Max Thornsberry DVM, MBA, R-CALF USA President (Twin Falls, Idaho) – Monday – May 3, 2010 – 12:22 p.m. CDT

Feds doing 1st investigation of major meatpackers May 3, 2010

Tester takes aim at meat inspection, food-borne illness Billings Gazette – Wednesday – March 24, 2010  By Tom Lutey

Buyout plan called market hog Cattlemen’s group out to block Pilgrim’s, JBS merger Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Sunday – October 4, 2009 – By Stacey Roberts

R-CALF: Beef merger will harm competition Justice urged to block JBS/Pilgrim’s Pride action  Capital – Updated Sunday, October 3, 2009 By CAROL RYAN DUMAS

Rancher group leader blasts USDA’s animal health policies Rapid City Journal — Thursday – September 10, 2009 By Steve Miller, Journal staff

Meat packer demands money from Herreid man
Claim nearly $16,000 in court costs owed from lost price-fixing lawsuit Aberdeen (S.D.) American News – Thursday – June 25, 2009 (front page)

Packers say no effect from mad cow Dow Jones Newswires (Australia) / Weekly Times Now (Australia) – Tues. – May 19, 2009

Swine flu outbreak fuels tracking concerns Saint Joseph (Mo.) News-Press – Sunday – May 3, 2009

Vilsack open to animal ID but wants to allay fears Des Moines Register – Wednesday – April 1, 2009 By PHILIP BRASHER

USDA No Longer Plans To Enforce Country Labeling Rule On April 1 Inside U.S. Trade – Friday – February 6, 2009

Optimism on the left By Steve Cornett AgWeb / Beef Journal – Tuesday – January 20, 2009

Peruvian trade agreement lacks benefit for U.S.: R-CALF  By Lisa M. Keefe – Tuesday – January 20, 2009 

Sneaking by By Steve Bjerklie – Friday – January 16, 2009

Group accuses USDA of continued illegal NAIS activity Bandera County (Texas) Courier – Thursday – January 15, 2009

US beef producers hot over COOL flaws By Alan M. Field Pacific Shipper magazine (“The Essential Transpacific News Weekly) Mon. – Jan. 12, 2009

Mixed Reactions to COOL Regulations Farm Futures Staff Farm Futures (Farm Progress family of publications) – Tuesday – January 13, 2009

Schafer: COOL Not Trade Issue Advocates, Opponents Pan Final COOL Rules DTN – Monday – January 12, 2009

U.S. Changes Meat-Label Law To Clarify Country Origins By Bill Tomson Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Dow Jones Newswires – Monday – January 12, 2009 –

Cattle group seeks concessions from packer By TOM LUTEY
Of The Gazette Staff; The Billings Gazette – Tuesday – January 6, 2009

JBS, U.S. Justice Department File Motions to Stay Lawsuit By Chris Clayton; DTN – Tuesday – December 16, 2008

Collapse of cattle markets demands change of direction By STAYTON WELDON; Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune – Thursday – December 4, 2008

Schumacher, Callicrate Provide Input at Policy Meeting in Washington, D.C. By Allan Burke, Editor; Prairie Pioneer (Pollock, S.D.) – Friday – November 28, 2008

More attorney generals try to block National Beef deal – Tuesday – November 11, 2008

Business news and notes Minnesota and Northern Iowa AgriNews – Tuesday – November 4, 2008

Packer’s growing clout vexes ranchers By Steve Raabe; The Denver Post (Business section) Saturday – November 1, 2008

Fed files anti-trust lawsuit to block beef merger By Andrea Zippay; Farm and Dairy magazine (serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Va.) – Thursday – Oct. 30, 2008

R-CALF Now Offers Health Insurance to Members Wisconsin Ag Connection / USAgNet – Thursday – October 30, 2008

Column submittal of 10/22/08 by David Kruse, President, CommStock Investments Copyright 2008 @ CommStock Investments, Inc., David Kruse

(By Chuck) Jolley: DOJ Files Suit To Stop Part Of JBS’s Takeover Bids – Tuesday – October 21, 2008

Brazilian Beef Purchase Is Challenged by the U.S. By JOHN R. WILKE and LAUREN ETTER; Wall Street Journal – Monday – October 20, 2008

Government Moves to Stop Major Packing Company Merger Hoosier Ag Today – Monday – October 20, 2008

Regulators sue JBS, National Beef over deal By Emily Fredrix; The (Wisconsin) Associated Press – Monday – October 20, 2008

UPDATE 2-U.S. opposes JBS plan to buy National Beef By Diane Bartz; Reuters – Monday – October 20, 2008

Are they truly willing to pay? By Steve Bierklie; – Friday – October 3, 2008

Origin-Label Law Fails To Promote US Meat-US Senator By Bill TomsonDow Jones Newswires – Wednesday – September 10, 2008

Impromptu Meeting with Amish Generates Interest in R-CALF USA (Quarryville, Pa.) – Monday – September 8, 2008

National cattlemen (R-CALF USA) support Creekstone The Traveler (Arkansas City, Kan.) – Thursday – September 4, 2008

U.S. Group (R-CALF USA) Gathers New Evidence to Stop Canada Cattle Imports By Bill Tomson; Dow Jones Newswires –  September 3, 2008

Foot-and-Mouth Disease “Regionalization” Threatens U.S. Economy The Milkweed – September 1, 2008

Guest Opinion: USDA works backward, increases disease risks By Dr. Max Thornsberry; North Platte (Neb.) Bulletin – August 25, 2008

Status report: National Animal Identification System By Holly Foster; Drovers – August 2008 issue (focus: Animal ID)

With new BSE case in Canada, R-CALF calls for more testing By Tom Lutey of The Gazette Staff, The Billings Gazette 08/20/08

Beef industry preps for COOL times By Adam Templeton, DTN Staff Reporter;  Tri-State Livestock News via DTN 08/17/08

Major mergers put region in spotlight By Steve Porter, Northern Colorado Business Report 08/01/08

(quotes R-CALF USA President/Region VI Director Max Thornsberry, DVM; CEO Bill Bullard)

Cattle producers pleased with House leaders’ introduction of legislation to prevent introduction of FMD Southwest Farm Press – Monday – July 21, 2008

Animal ID Opponents Welcome US Federal Judge”s Ruling By Lester Aldrich, Dow Jones Newswires 6/16/08

Brazilian company to be largest U.S. beef packer? Southwest Farm Press – Friday – March 28, 2008

USDA begins process to open border to older Canadian cattle By DALE HILDEBRANT, For Minnesota Farm Guide; Minnesota Farm Guide 9/29/07, The Prairie Star 10/11/07

“Resolutions Introduced in Congress to Block Canadian Cattle” By Jason Vance, Michigan Farmer 10/9/07

R-CALF USA objects to Peru FTA” By Tom Wray, Editor, ProvisionerOnline; National Provisioner 9/26/07

Group Urges House Committee To Block Peru Free Trade Agreement” USAgNet 9/25/07

“Farm groups: USDA opens doors to mad cows from Canada” By George Lauby, North Platte Bulletin 9/24/07

Jolley: Five Minutes With An Angry Bill Bullard” By Chuck Jolley, 9/21/07

“Central Illinoisans call Johanns’ work memorable” By Steve Tarter, Peoria Journal Star 9/21/07

U.S. to allow import of older Canadian cattle” By Christopher Doering, Reuters 9/18/07

 “USDA to open border to older Canadian cattle; Cattle industry leaders concerned about risks to U.S. producers” By Steve Miller, Journal staff, Rapid City Journal 9/17/07

“USDA relaxes rules for cattle trade” By David Irvin, Arkansas Democrat Gazette 9/15/07

“U.S. Cattlemen Lose Mad Cow Bid to Keep Canadian Animals Out” Environment News Service 8/29/07

“U.S. appeals court OKs Canada beef imports” Reuters 8/28/07

“Court opens the gates to Canadian cattle” Central Valley Business Times 8/28/07

“Recipe for disaster?” By Matt Bewley Staff Writer, AgWeek 8/20/07

Ag’s Cloudy Future” By Rena Delbridge, Star Tribune 8/16/07

“Canadian Trade Complaints About U.S. COOL Unfounded” Southwest Farm Press 8/14/07

“Debate over COOL back on front burner” By McClatchy Newspspaers, Printed in the Billings Gazette 8/12/07

” Tainted food imports and new Congress revive stalled food labeling law” By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer 7/14/07

“Labels Lack Food’s Origin Despite Law” By Andrew Martin, New York Time 7/2/07

“Country-of-Origin Labeling Back in Play” By T.R. Goldman, Roll Call 6/25/07

American Meat Institute Advises Packers To Require Origin Proof” By Lester Aldrich, Dow Jones 6/14/07

“Coalition Demands COOL” By Jessica Centers, Natural Foods Merchandiser 6/5/07

“Some like the OIE ruling, some do not” By Bob Meyer, Brownfield Ag Network 5/23/07

U.S. Classified as Controlled Risk for Mad Cow Disease” Environment News Service 5/23/07

“U.S., Canada Designated ‘Controlled-Risk’ for BSE (Update 4)” By Alan Bjerga and Daniel J. Goldstein, Bloomberg News 5/22/07

“R-CALF stronger after split CEO says” By Peggy Steward, Capital Press 5/4/07

“R-CALF fights for American cattlemen” By Margene Eiguren, Guest Comment; Capital Press 5/4/07

“Canada’s Tenth Mad Cow Rouses Concern South of the Border” Environment News Service, 5/3/07

“Jolley: Five Minutes With Bill Bullard, R-CALF USA”, 04/20/07

“Country of origin labeling still main goal of R-CALF”  By Andrea J. Cook, Rapid City Journal, 4/15/07
“R-CALF continues to fight for producers”  By Andrea J. Cook, Rapid City Journal, 4/15/07

“An Open Letter to the U.S. Cattle Industry”  By Herman Schumacher, 04/12/07

(Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 16KB)

“Age-old question” By John Gregerson, editor,, March 2007, (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 5.08MB)

“Jolley: What’s Going On At R-CALF?”, 03/21/07

“U.S. Groups Seek Senate Help In Preventing Canadian Beef Trade” Inside U.S. Trade, 03/16/07

“Jolley: Five Minutes With Randy Stevenson, R-CALF USA”, 03/02/07

“Additional BSE case in Canada raises questions on imports” By Don Taylor, Ag News at a Glance, 02/16/07

“2 senators take aim at meatpackers” By Stephen J. Hedges, Washington Bureau, Chicago Tribune, 01/29/07

“Mad cow ‘minimum risk’ from Canadian beef, U.S. says” By Stephen J. Hedges, Washington Bureau, Chicago Tribune, 01/15/07

“Crop report: Corn supplies dwindle, prices rise”  By Libby Quaid, AP Food and Farm Writer, 01/12/07

“Canadian beef ban?” Idaho State Journal, 01/08/07

“Beef News: OMB accepts ‘Rule 2’ on Canadian beef, returns it to USDA for publication” by Pete Hisey,, 01/03/07

“OMB Leaves USDA Import Rule Unchanged” by DTN, 01/03/07

“Premise registration continues on plan” by Jeff DeYoung, Iowa Farmer Today, 12/07/06

“NAIS Debate: Voluntary vs. mandatory” by Jeff DeYoung, Iowa Farmer Today, 12/07/06

“Cattlemen discuss industry’s trade deficit”  by Shannon Burkdoll, The Prairie Star editor, 12/06/06

“Shift to voluntary animal ID program doesn’t appease critics” by Lisa Rathke, Associated Press Writer, 12/04/06

“R-CALF border lawsuit still alive” by Steve Miller, Journal Staff Writer,12/01/06

“USDA resubmits rule to allow imports of all Canadian beef” Inside U.S. Trade, 12/01/06

“USDA wants to open border to all Canadian cattle” by Steve Miller, Journal Staff Writer and AP reports, 12/01/06

“USDA resubmits rule to allow imports of all Canadian beef” Inside U.S. Trade, 12/01/06

“Court not dismissing R-CALF case” (European and North American editions), 11/22/06

“Court: R-CALF v. USDA case will continue” Agriculture Online / Successful Farming, 11/22/06

“U.S. Appeals Court Denies USDA Motion In Cattle-Import Case” Dow Jones, 11/21/06

Appeals Court Denies USDA Motion” DTN, 11/21/06

“R-CALF USA wins battle in long legal war” by Peter Shinn, Brownfield Ag Network, 11/21/06

“Stockmen don’t cotton to livestock registration”  by Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Gazette,  11/07/06

“Livestock producers call for better price reporting” by Cathy Roemer, Ag Weekly correspondent, 10/29/06

“R-CALF founder has passion for cattlemen’s rights”  by Billie Jo Jannen, Wallowa County Chieftain, 10/26/06

“Jolley:  Five Minutes With The Beef Checkoff Task Force”, 09/29/06

“OIG: FSIS Reviews Inconsistent” by Chris ClaytonDTN Staff Reporter, 09/28/06

“Not all on board with beef checkoff recommendations” by Ag Weekly, 09/15/06

“$2 beef checkoff proposed” by Tam MooreCapital Press Staff Write, 09/15/06

“The Checkoff – Two Decades Of Sleeping At The Financial Switch” by C.R. Jolley,, 09/12/06

“R-CALF leader makes call in Iowa” bRenae B. Vander Schaaf, AgriNews, 09/12/06

“Beef Checkoff Evaluation Committee Suggests Needed Improvements”, 09/11/06

“Canadian BSE Cow Might Have Missed Testing — R-CALF USA” by Lester Aldrich, Dow Jones Newswires, 09/06/06

“R-CALF — Report contradicts USDA BSE position” Ag Weekly, 09/02/06

“Animal health workers sound off on ID (at NIAA ID/EXPO) by Tam MooreCapital Press Staff Writer, 09/01/06

“Blistering Drought Ravages Farmland on Plains”  by Monica Davey The New York Times, 08/29/06

“Jolley: Canada And BSE – Few In The Industry Speak” by C.R. ‘Chuck’ Jolley,, 08/25/06

“Organization leader says farm bill should address livestock industry problems by Hembree Brandon, Southeast Farm Press, 08/25/06

“No trouble seen in cattle trade with Canada” by Marcy Nicholson, Reuters, 08/24/06

“Johanns: New BSE case will not affect Canada’s status by Pete, 08/24/06

“Alberta hotspot for mad cow disease, says R-CALF” by Kathy Jones,, 08/24/06

“New Canada mad cow case won’t hurt US trade-Johanns” Reuters Canada, 08/23/06

“Canada Food Agency Confirms 8th Case of Mad Cow (Update5)” by Greg Quinn and Jeff Wilson, Bloomberg News, 08/23/06

“Ranchers cheer deal to sell beef in Japan”  by William Pack, San Antonio Express-News Business Writer, 06/22/06

“World Animal Health Body Changes Mad Cow Risk Definitions” Environment News Service, 05/31/06

“No time to back down” by Dan Looker, Business Editor, Successful Farming magazine/, 05/16/06

“R-CALF Head Explains Strategy, Goals Of Cow-Calf Organization” by David Bowser, Livestock Weekly, 05/18/06

“Latest mad cow case renews criticism of rules” by Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Knight-Ridder News, 04/18/06

“Ag groups object to USDA plan to allow imports of cattle older than 30 months” by Steve Miller, Rapid City Journal Staff Writer, 04/11/06

“Jolley: Five Minutes With Herman Schumacher” by C.R. ‘Chuck’ Jolley,, 04/07/06

“Cattle IDs voluntary under plan” by Philip Brasher, Des Moines Register (Iowa), 04/07/06

“Formula focus of quarrel” by Scott Waltman, American News Writer, 04/04/06

“From the Field: Experts say cattle producers must unite” by David Phelps, The Natchez Democrat, 03/28/06

“Rancher: Producers must unite — Expert says cattle industry unfairly represented, managed” by Steve Tarter, The Peoria Journal Star (Illinois), 03/28/06

“R-CALF supports voluntary BSE testing” Ag Online / Successful Farming, 03/24/06

“New R-CALF affiliate forms in Ohio by Lane McConnell, Brownfield Ag Network, 03/10/06

“R-CALF meetings in Missouri” by Lane McConnell, Brownfield Ag Network, 03/09/06

“R-CALF focuses on fair competition” by Carol Ryan Dumas, Ag Weekly editor, Ag Weekly, 02/24/06

“Beef industry moves to improve checkoff” by Rod Smith, Feedstuffs, 02/20/06

“New cattle group, ICON, off and running” by Chris Clayton, World-Herald Staff Writer, 02/18/06

“R-CALF Regroups” by Neil WaughEdmonton Sun, 02/10/06

“Jolley: Five Minutes With Kathleen Kelley”, 02/10/06

“R-CALF returns to federal court” by Pete Hisey,, 2/9/2006

“Livestock Groups Appeal Tyson Case” by Chris ClaytonDTN Staff Reporter, 02/09/06

“R-CALF Files in Canada Cattle Suit” by Les Aldrich, Dow Jones Newswires,02/08/06

“R-CALF USA, NCBA presidents debate cattle industry issues” by Shannon Burkdoll, The Prairie Star editor, 02/02/06

“McDonnell delivers R-CALF’s message at two events bCarol StenderAgri News staff writer, 01/31/06

“BSE finding in Canada draws mixed response” by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press, 01/24/06

“Bullard Takes Shots at Packers in Iowa Appearance” bJean Caspers-SimmetAgri News staff writer, 01/17/06

“Fightin’ Words:  Will COOLer Heads Prevail?” by Ira Apfel, contributing editor, Meatingplace, January 2006

“R-CALF co-founder defends stances” by Steve Miller, Journal Staff Writer, Rapid City (S.D.) Journal, 02/01/06

“$1.2 million raised for R-CALF last year” by Steve Miller, Journal Staff Writer, Rapid City (S.D.) Journal, 01/30/06

“Chuck Jolley: Five Minutes With Max Thornsberry, DVM” by Chuck Jolley,, 01/06/06

“Chuck Jolley: Five Minutes With Chuck Kiker” by Chuck Jolley,, 12/09/05

“NOBEL PRIZE: Prusiner Recognized for Once-Heretical Prion Theory” by Gretchen Vogel

“Prion Diseases and the BSE Crisis” by Stanley B. Prusiner (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF 270K)

“Japan panel: U.S. beef risks very low” by Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press, 11/01/05

“Hutchins speaks at Farmers Union picnic” by George Breithaupt, News Staff Writer, 10/17/05

“NCBA, R-CALF leaders in Goliad to give views on cattle industry” by Marsha Moulder, The Victoria Advocate, 10/16/05

“R-CALF Seeking Full Circuit Court Ruling On Border Case” by the Livestock Weekly, 09/15/05

“Cattlemen’s Group Wrangles With Its Former Allies” by Jim Robbins, New York Times, 09/14/05

“R-CALF paints harsh picture for resident cattle producers” by Matthew Weaver, Herald staff writer, 08/25/05

US Cattle Group Cites USDA ‘Failures’ In Beef Recall” by Les Aldrich, Dow Jones Newswires, 08/23/05

“US Cattle Group Cites USDA ‘Failures’ In Beef Recall” by Lester Aldrich; Dow Jones Newswires, 08/23/05

Guest opinion: Keep COOL meat labeling mandatory by Danni Beer, Billings Gazette, 08/14/05

“R-CALF USA Challenges Beef Establishment” by Jim Eichstadt, The Milkweed, August 2005

“Jolley: Five minutes with Leo McDonnell” by Chuck Jolley,, 07/09/05

“All eyes on R-CALF,” by Mikkel Pates, Agweek Staff Writer, 06/20/05

“Wide open gaps may cause Mad Cow to strike back,” by Libby Quaid, AP writer, 06/17/05

“Loopholes in the ban on cattle remains in cattle feed,” by The Associated Press, 06/17/05

“New cattle group seeks to delay border opening” by Emily Fredrix, Associated Press, 02/20/05

“Using blood in feed ‘raises mad cow risk’, Livestock loophole in Canada’s regulations should be closed, U.S. expert urges” by Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun, 12/18/04

“Agency opted not to use DNA test on feed, Test would have detected contamination of feed by banned animal material, expert says” by Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun, 12/17/04

“Secret tests reveal cattle feed contaminated by animal parts, Mad Cow fears spark review of ‘vegetable-only’ livestock feeds” by Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun, 12/16/04

“Rival Cattlemen’s Organization Leaders Debate Specific Issues” by David Bowser, Livestock Weekly, 04/22/04

“NCBA Head Reviews BSE Impacts, Criticizes Industry Dissenters” by David Bowser, Livestock Weekly, 04/15/04

“BSE Leading Issue In Debate Between Cattle Organizations” by David Bowser, Livestock Weekly, 03/25/04

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA

***The Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA has been indefinitely postponed. All past shows are available here, and may continue to be used. Thanks for your support!***

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 07/24/09
R-CALF USA President/Region VI Director Max Thornsberry opposes the relocation of the Plum Island lab to Kansas

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 07/17/09
R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on National Sovereignty and COOL

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 6/26/09
R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on Tyson’s Retaliation Against Co-Founder Herman Schumacher

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 06/12/09
R-CALF USA Region IV Director Jay Platt Opposes NAIS

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 06/05/09
R-CALF USA Co-Founder Kathleen Kelley “The Fight is on to Preserve our Constitutional Rights”

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 05/29/09
R-CALF USA Bill Bullard “Tell Congress to Fix 15 Years of Failed Trade Policy”

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 05/22/09
R-CALF USA Bill Bullard on Opposing the Globalists to Fight NAIS Implementation

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 05/15/09
R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on NAIS, “Use Existing Traceback Systems.”

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 05/08/09
R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard “R-CALF Must Continue Fighting NAIS”

Weekly Roundup with R-CALF USA (3 MB) – Run time: 3:00 – 05/01/09
R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard talking about USDA’s NAIS Listening Sessions and our continued opposition to NAIS