To: R-CALF USA Members, Affiliates and Friends

From:  Bill Bullard, CEO

Date:  June 1, 2021


U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Tina Smith (D-MN) are inviting all other Senators and Representatives to join their bipartisan food crisis letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for immediate action to address:

  • Lack of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on beef
  • Antitrust concerns in consumer beef markets and cattle markets
  • Negative impacts of concentration and consolidation in the beef market
  • Negative impacts of imports on the domestic beef supply chain
  • Insufficient number of beef processing plants

Current Signers:

Sen. Mike Rounds (South Dakota)

Sen. Tina Smith (Minnesota)

Sen. Cory Booker (New Jersey)

Sen. Steve Daines (Montana)

Sen. Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming)

Sen. Jon Tester (Montana)

Sen. Josh Hawley (Missouri)

Sen. Angus King (Maine)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi)

Sen. Ron Wyden (Oregon)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa)

Sen. Roger Wicker (Mississippi)

Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa)

Rep. Warren Davidson (Ohio)

Rep. Yvette Herrell (New Mexico)

Rep. Tom Reed (New York)

Rep. Rick Allen (Georgia)

Rep. Andy Barr (Kentucky)

Rep. Paul Gosar (Arizona)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas)

Rep. Neal Dunn (Florida)

Rep. Mary Miller (Illinois)

Rep. Jason Smith (Missouri)

Rep. Bob Good (Virginia)

If any of your Senators or Representative is not on the list, please contact your two U.S. Senators and your Representative at 202-224-3121 and urge them to join the Rounds/Smith joint letter that calls for fixing America’s broken beef supply chain by 5 p.m. Eastern Time today.

Suggested Message:

“Hi, I’m [Name] from [City] and I urge you to join the Rounds/Smith food crisis letter concerning the serious problems in our beef supply chain by 5 p.m. Eastern Time today.  I am a [cattle producer or consumer] and I am counting on you to support this letter, and so is all of America.”

Thank you for your help!