R-CALF USA is encouraging U.S. cattle producers and others concerned about the future of Rural America to attend the one-day, joint competition workshop to be conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. In an open letter to producers, R-CALF USA called this the most important day in the history of your U.S. cattle industry, and perhaps all of rural America.
Additionally, the letter states that this is the opportunity of a lifetime to genuinely make a positive impact on the future direction of your U.S. cattle industry and the future of Rural America. The purpose of this meeting is to determine if it is the will of U.S. cattle producers and rural Americans that immediate, aggressive action be taken to restore competition to the U.S. cattle industry.
R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard says U.S. cattle producers and Rural Americans want the federal government to put an immediate and permanent halt to the anticompetitive practices and antitrust activities that are rapidly causing the U.S. cattle industry to shrink, resulting in the hollowing out of rural communities all across the United States. Bullard hopes the Aug. 27 meeting will send Congress and the Administration a mandate they cannot ignore. He predicted that this meeting will mark the beginning of the reversal of the contraction of the U.S. cattle industry.