On October 17, 2019 a small group of cattlemen and women with a vested interest in all facets of the beef industry gathered together to discuss important topics surrounding their livelihood. Their concern in assembly surrounded the recent rise in dialogue of not just failing cattle markets but the lack of country of origin labeling required for beef products. 
Decidedly, they formed an organization, Foothills Cattle Producers, not for profit, but to crusade for proof of origin for consumers themselves to review when purchasing beef products for food. This grassroots movement will continuously work to provide truthful knowledge and awareness of the economic impact the beef industry has on not just their local community and state, but the nation as a whole. 
The Foothills Cattle Producers encourage other producers to follow suit in seeking change and invite the public to join them on January 3, 2020 for an informational evening with commercial cattle manager and livestock market analyst for DVAuction, Corbitt Wall. Wall is best known for his honest and insightful video market report Feeder Flash that reports every Monday-Friday. Residing in Canyon, TX, Wall reports daily market information and shares commentary on the current livestock market environment. He collects data and information from the National Beef Wire, USDA's price reporting information as well as acquaintances within the industry. 
For information regarding this  event, "like" the Foothills Cattle Producers page to stay informed on their January 3 event at the American Legion in Wessington Springs and how to make a difference in the industry. 
U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds  and John Thune last week took steps towards the establishment  of certain beef labeling requirements. Read the full story in this week’s print or e-issue on PAGE FIVE