CCA’s highest priority and dedication is to maintain a profitable business and social environment for California’s for all those engaged in beef cattle production. Without an open market and the ability for beef producers to operate in an economy with limited government intrusion, this goal would not be achievable. As such, issues impacting the ability for producers to operate in the local, domestic or international market remain a priority for CCA. CCA policies relative to marketing and trade embody a free market system and direct CCA to oppose harmful regulations or policies that would artificially interrupt the flow of business or restrict domestic or international markets for U.S. beef.
Specifically, CCA supports ongoing efforts to reduce trade barriers and tariffs to U.S. beef worldwide that contributes to every producers’ bottom line. CCA also works to prevent the adoption of harmful regulations that work against beef producers such as federal policies to subsidize the production of corn ethanol or the implementation of a new rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would unnecessarily interject the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration in the everyday trade of livestock between segments of the industry and limit the ability for producers to develop and manage private marketing agreements.