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– 2.27.2020 – PRESS RELEASE – USDA is Pitting America’s Family Ranchers Against Brazil’s $1.2 Billion Subsidies to Its Cattle Industry

– 2.24.2020 – PRESS RELEASE – African and Brazilian Beef Imports Are Deliberate Attempt to Destabilize U.S. Cattle Industry

Top 10 Trade Deficit Countries – CPA March 8, 2018

NAFTA: CPA Supports Mending It Or Ending It March 8, 2018

US Trade Deficit – #1 Job Killer In Your District – CPA March 8, 2018

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD – Why Trade Action Is Necessary – Letter From The White House March 7, 2018

Beef and Cattle Trade Facts February 19, 2018

– 2.24.2020 – PRESS RELEASE – African and Brazilian Beef Imports Are Deliberate Attempt to Destabilize U.S. Cattle Industry

Complaint and Request for Investigation of Unlawful Checkoff Activities October 31, 2017

Final ITC Report on TPP May 18, 2016

Post-Hearing Brief for USITC Investigation on TPP Impacts January 28, 2016

R-CALF USA Testimony for USITC Investigation on TPP Impacts January 14, 2016

R-CALF USA Comments Opposing Importing Beef from Namibia November 17, 2015

R-CALF USA Testimony and Presentation on US ITC Investigation of FTAs November 11, 2015

PreHearing Brief on US ITC Investigation of FTAs November 4, 2015

R-CALF USA’s Position Paper on TPP October 19, 2015 (PDF 256K)

Bill 2002 Trade Act Posted May 16, 2015

USCA Comments on Fast Track and TPP May 13, 2015

Chart:  Volume of Imported Beef & Beef From Imported Cattle

Mexican Cattle Import Chart

Mexican Beef Import Chart

2007 R-CALF USA International Trade Fact Sheet (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 111K)

Watch Brian O’Shaughnessy’s Presentation during the 2010 Convention. (Approx. 35 Minutes)


GAO Report on Veterinarian Work Force (PDF 2.66MB) May 2015

R-CALF USA’s Presentation to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) November 8, 2012 (PDF 323K)

21st Century Trade Principles April 24, 2012 (PDF 105K)

Colombia, Panama and South Korea FTA Votes October 12, 2011

R-CALF USA’s Letter to Congress Opposing FTAs October 10, 2011 (PDF 122K)

R-CALF USA’s Presentation on the U.S. – Colombia Free Trade Agreement April 18, 2001 (PDF 154K)

R-CALF USA’s Comments on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Proposed Rule on Position Limits March 28, 2011 (PDF 62K)

R-CALF USA’s U.S. Trade Balance Presentation (PDF 124K)

R-CALF USA’s Chronic Crisis-State of the U.S. Cattle Industry (PDF 273K)

R-CALF USA’s Presentation:  Under Siege (PDF 371K)

R-CALF USA’s Letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regarding the CME Weight Changes March 8, 2011 (PDF 65 K)

R-CALF USA’s  U.S. Trade Balance in Live Cattle, Beef, Beef Variety Meats, and Processed Beef, Decades of Neglect February 22, 2011 (PDF 117K)

R-CALF USA’s Presentation regarding Beef Trade Challenges December 9, 2010 (PDF 133KB)

Coalition Letter:  Food and Agriculture Organization Support for Currency Legislation September 23, 2010 (PDF 49K)

R-CALF USA’s Letter to President Barack Obama regarding the Pending Fre Trade Agreements July 20, 2010 (PDF 60 K)

R-CALF USA’s ITC Pre Hearing Brief and Testimony June 22, 2010 (PDF 1066K)

R-CALF USA’s Submission to the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on China’s Exchange Rate Policy March 24, 2010 (PDF 83K)

R-CALF USA’s Post Hearing Brief on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement March 16, 2010 (PDF 235K)

R-CALF USA’s Oral Testimony for the ITC Hearing on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement March 2, 2010 (PDF 67 K)

R-CALF USA’s Pre-Hearing Brief on the U.S.A. Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement  Hearing is March 2, 2010 (PDF 709 K)

ITC’s invitation to R-CALF USA to Testify on TPP February 2, 2010

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R-CALF USA’s “U.S. Trade Balance in the Trade of Cattle and Calves, Beef and Veal: A Disaster in the Happening.”  December 17, 2009 (PDF 101K)

R-CALF USA’s Comments to USTR November 3, 2009 (PDF 200K)

R-CALF USA’s Letter Regarding Cap and Trade September 30, 2009 (PDF 50K)

R-CALF USA Comments on South Korean Free Trade Agreement September 15, 2009 (PDF 137K)

R-CALF USA Comments on Colombian Free Trade Agreement September 15, 2009 (PDF 157K)

R-CALF USA Trade Recommendations, Summary July 31, 2009 (PDF 30K)

R-CALF USA’s Presentation to FAS July 30, 2009 (PDF 423 K)

R-CALF USA Overview of International Trade and the U.S. Cattle & Beef Industries – Presentation to Senator Max Baucus’ staff June 30, 2009 (PDF 412K)

R-CALF USA’s Presentation to Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan June 2, 2009 (PDF 480K)

R-CALF USA’s Presentation to United States Trade Representative (USTR) June 1, 2009 (PDF 108 K)

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard’s Trade Presentation for Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) January 7, 2009 (Power Point 2 MB)

PDF Version (525 KB)

R-CALF USA’s Post ITC Hearing Reply Brief regarding Global Beef Trade: Effects of Animal Health, Sanitary, Food Safety and Other Measures on U.S. Beef Exports November 23, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 188K)

Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regarding increased testing for E. coli and other pathogens November 8, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 339K)

R-CALF USA’s letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Against the Peru FTA November 6. 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 33K)

Eric Nelson’s testimony from the public meeting held by the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety October 1, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 28K)

Public Citizens’ Report, Trade Deficit in Food Safety July 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 659K)

Eric Nelson’s Post-Hearing Response on behalf of R-CALF USA, hearing on April 18, 2007 June 29, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 92K)

R-CALF USA Request to Testify Regarding China: Description of Selected Practices and Policies Affecting Decision-Making in the Economy (Pre-Hearing Brief) August 17, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 4 MB)

Joint Letter to the Senate regarding Currency Manipulation July 31, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 738K)

R-CALF USA Talking Points on Peru and Panama Trade Agreements July 23, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 22K)

Food Safety Report: Beef Section by Public Citizen July 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 34K)

Trade Deficit in Food Safety by Public Citizen July 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF 482K)

Pelosi, Hoyer, Rangel and Levin Statement on Trade posted July 5, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF 20K)

Letter to Pelosi, Hoyer, Rangel and Levin regarding Fast Track July 5, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 91K)

USTR Environment  May 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 31K)

USTR Investment  May 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 31K)

USTR Intellectual Property  May 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 34K)

USTR Labor May 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 43K)

USTR Government Procurement May 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 30K)

USTR Port Security May 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 30K)

Peru & Panama FTA Changes May 10, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 349K)

Federal Register Notice Re: APHIS’ Proposed Rule Change in Disease Status of the Patagonia South Region of Argentina With Regard to Rinderpest and Foot-and-Mouth Disease  January 5, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 76K)

Congress’ Letter to USTR Re: Peru FTA  October 18, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 657K)

R-CALF USA Posthearing Brief Regarding the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: Potential Ecomony-Wide and Selected Sectoral Effects (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 147K)

R-CALF USA Prehearing Brief Regarding the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: Potential Economy-wide and Selected Sectoral Effects (Inv. No. TA-2104-023)  September 29, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 191K)

R-CALF USA Prehearing Brief Regarding the Fifth Update of The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints (Inv. No. 332-325)  June 16, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 173K)

2006 Convention Presentation by Terry P. Stewart, Stewart & Stewart, LLC  January 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 1082K)

R-CALF USA 2006 Position Paper:  International Trade in Cattle and Beef

R-CALF USA Comments on the 2007 Farm Bill  December 30, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 173K)

A Letter Advising Nominee Selection for the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA  December 15, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 186K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Argentina  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 170K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Australia  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 169K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers:  Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Brazil  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 176K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Canada  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 165K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Colombia  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 171K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Ecuador  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 163K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers:  Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to the European Union  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 169K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers:  Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Japan  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 169K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers:  Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Korea  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 166K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers:  Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to New Zealand  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 163K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers:  Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Peru  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 165K)

2006 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: Submission by R-CALF USA of Comments Specific to Thailand  November 16, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 163K)

Comments on Agricultural Negotiations in the Doha Development Round Submitted To the House Committee on Agriculture  November 9, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 160K)

Statement for the Record Regarding Senate Committee on Finance Hearing of October 27, 2005 on the Status of World Trade Organization Negotiations  November 9, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 161K)

A Proactive Agenda to Reduce Distortions in Global Cattle and Beef Markets in the Doha Round  October 24, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 171K)

Position Paper on the U.S.-Andean Free Trade Agreement  September 30, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 117K)

Comments on the U.S. – Andean Free Trade Agreement  September 30, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 176K)

Comments on the Status of World Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture  September 28, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 149K)

CAFTA-DR Team Returns from Central America, News Conference Audio, July 5, 2005 (MP3 file format, 8.80 MB)

CAFTA Brochure  June 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 1377K)

R-CALF USA Analysis of CAFTA  April 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 196K)

R-CALF USA Position on CAFTA  April 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 107K)

GAO Report on FTAA:  Missed Deadline Prompts Effort to Restart Stalled Hemispheric Trade Negotiations  April 18, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 1031K)

R-CALF USA Joins National Grassroots Coalition Opposing CAFTA  January 27, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 87K)

Grossly Distorted Global Cattle and Beef Markets Harming U.S. Cattle and Beef Producers and Rural America:  Immediate Steps Needed to Level the Playing Field  June 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 487K)

Request for Comments on the Impact of the Proposed U.S.-Thailand  Free Trade Agreement  May 11, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 166K)

Prepared Statement before the ITC by R-CALF USA International Trade Vice-Chairman Brett DeBruyker  March 30, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 153K)

Letter to USDHS, USDT, USDHHS, and USDA Requesting Removal of Livestock from “J-List”  May 23, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 116K)

Comments to ITC on Various FTAs  February 14, 2003

ITC Australian FTA Follow-up Questions  February 13, 2003

Comments to ITC on U.S.-Australian FTA  January 23, 2003

Comments to USTR on U.S.-Australian FTA  January 21, 2003

Current State of the United States Live Cattle Industry   October 29-31, 2002 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 384K)

R-CALF USA Negotiation Objectives for the FTAA  October 29-31, 2002

R-CALF Submits to U.S. ITC on Tariff Reductions  May 20, 2002

R-CALF USA Future Trade Negotiations Position Brief  Revised July 13, 2001

R-CALF USA’s Letter to Sen. Baucus (D-MT) in Support of Cattle and Beef as a Perishable Ag Product in TPA Bill  December 17, 2001

R-CALF USA’s Comments on the FTAA Negotiations  2001