From: The Honorable Kevin Yoder
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Date: 3/7/2017

According to the USDA 2012 Ag census there are 619,172 farms and ranches specializing in beef cattle all across the country. The Beef Caucus will provide you and your staff with knowledge about the $88.25 billion beef industry. We will discuss topics such
as: the economic benefits beef provides to your states and districts, the nutritional benefits of consuming beef, and the importance of trade to the cattle markets (totaling $6.302 billion in exports in 2014).

This caucus will give you and your staff the opportunity to hear about and engage on all subjects affecting the beef industry. We hope to help educate you and your staff on how the beef community continues to produce and market the safest, healthiest, most
delicious beef that is able to satisfy the demands of an increasingly global market while also managing livestock and natural resources in a responsible way.

We look forward to having you join us. To join the Congressional Beef Caucus, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or our staff: Rep Yoder – Michael Brooks – 5-2865; Rep Cuellar – Ryan Ehly – 5-1640

We look forward to working with you in the 115th Congress.



Rep. Kevin Yoder (KS-3)                                                       Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Co-Chair                                                                                       Co-Chair