7 CFR § 1260.510 - Definitions.
As used in this subpart:
Beef means the flesh of cattle.
Cattle means live, domesticated bovine animals regardless of age.
Department means the United States Department of Agriculture.
Producer means a person who owns or acquires ownership of cattle, except that a person shall not be considered to be a producer if the person's only share in the proceeds of a sale of cattle or beef is a sales commission, handling fee, or other service fee.
Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in the Secretary's stead.
State means each of the 50 States.