WHEREAS, CLA supports open and free trade; and
WHEREAS, the consumers’ best interest is not served by removing a potential producer from the marketplace; and
WHEREAS, the consistent and orderly supply of beef production may be facilitated by processor-owned inventory,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CLA opposes any ban on packer ownership of livestock.
Foreign Trade Policy
WHEREAS, the CLA) supports free and fair trade, and
WHEREAS, CLA believes that trade issues should be resolved using sound science, and
WHEREAS, there are significant economic advantages to U.S. beef producers by having fair and equal access to foreign markets,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CLA urges U.S. officials to diligently work toward the normalization of the trading relationship between all foreign trading partners regarding the trade of meat and dairy products.
Purchases & Sale of Livestock and the Availability of Local Scale Facilities for Agriculture Producers
WHEREAS, the availability of local scale facilities is essential for the orderly purchase and sale of livestock
WHEREAS, it is critical that certified scale facilities be inspected by an official licensing agency
WHEREAS, scale certification renewal is required on an annual cycle by most state licensing agencies
WHEREAS, the Packer & Stockyard Administration currently mandates that livestock weights for purchase and sale must be from a scale certified within the previous six months thus requiring two inspections in a one year period.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CLA supports the modification of the Packer & Stockyard Administration rules to allow livestock sales on certified scales inspected within the previous 12 months period.