This week USMEF participated in the Colorado Protein Producer Summit, a joint meeting of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Livestock Association, which was held June 15-17 in Steamboat Springs. USMEF member organizations represented at the meeting included the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee, Colorado Beef Council, Colorado Pork Producers Council, Colorado Farm Bureau and Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Thad Lively, USMEF senior vice president for trade access, spoke to the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association on current trends in beef production, consumption and trade, as well as key industry issues such as trade promotion authority and the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) dispute with Mexico and Canada.
John Hinners, USMEF assistant vice president for industry relations, was also in attendance. Hinners accepted a contribution of $13,500 from the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and expressed USMEF’s appreciation for the outstanding support it receives from corn producers nationwide. The funding will be used for development of updated U.S. pork cut charts and other educational materials.