Letter to the Community Economic Revitalization Board, to encourage full funding for the Cattle Producers of Washington proposal to build a co-operative slaughterhouse facility in Odessa, Wash.
Letter of support for a new, cooperative slaughter facility for Washington beef, pork, lamb and goat.
Signed onto a letter supporting USDA’s authority to write regulations defining violations of the Packers and Stockyards Administration.
Letter to the NOSB about a proposed exemption on pasturing slaughter stock.
Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack, advocating stronger protections against BSE (mad cow disease) in the U.S. meat supply
Sign-on letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack stating concerns about the flow of Canadian cattle over the border and the increased risk of BSE entering the food chain.
Comments submitted to the National Organic Standards Board Livestock Committee; re: its recommendations to strengthen organic standards for animal welfare.
Joined a coalition supporting legislation (HR 1549 and S. 619) to restrict antibiotics as a feed-additive for livestock
Letter to USDA opposing mandatory animal identification numbering systems (NAIS).
Letter to USDA re: new pasturing standards for organic livestock.
To the Pierce County Conservation District, supporting efforts to establish a USDA Mobile Meat Processing Unit to support ranchers in the south Puget Sound area.
Letter to USDA, re: the proposed "naturally raised" label is deficient and misleading.