August 6, 2021
WASHINGTON,, D.C.–South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds and a bipartisan group of his colleagues have announced the introduction of the USA Beef Act.
The bill limits the use of the “Product of USA” label only to beef products that are born, raised and slaughtered in the United States. Current USDA rules allow for foreign beef raised in other countries to receive this label. The bill outlaws that practice and restores what Rounds says is, “integrity to a currently misleading, but ultimately valuable tool for consumers and cattle producers.
The legislation is endorsed by US Cattlemen’s Association, R-CALF, South Dakota Farmers Union and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.
Co-sponsoring the bill is South Dakota Senator John Thune.
Representative Matt Rosendale of Montana is introducing companion legislation in the House of Representatives.