Livestock Reform

North Dakota Farmers Union

Policy priorities for Livestock Reform

Over the last several years, North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) members have become increasingly alarmed by indications of anticompetitive practices in the cattle and beef industries. The spread of coronavirus triggered wide disparities in live cattle and boxed beef prices, exacerbating NDFU’s concerns regarding consolidation in our food and agricultural supply chains. In response to this crisis, the NDFU Board of Directors requested the establishment of an ad hoc livestock committee. Click here to read our official announcement on livestock reform.

The committee was made up of eight members: one from each of NDFU’s seven districts and one representing the Board of Directors. Each member of the committee is actively engaged in a family ranching operation.

The livestock committee was charged with identifying key policies that would address the primary challenges facing North Dakota’s cattle producers. Broadly, these policies are intended to:

Contact your congressional delegation and tell them
you support NDFU’s policies for livestock reform!

Sen. John Hoeven

338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2551

Sen. Kevin Cramer

400 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2043

Rep. Kelly Armstrong

1004 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
(202) 225-2611