9th Circuit Court affirms lower court ruling in Beef Checkoff case

9th Circuit Court affirms lower court ruling in Beef Checkoff case

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the district court ruling in favor of the Beef Checkoff.  R-CALF USA originally challenged certain mandatory assessments on cattle sales imposed by federal law that are used to fund advertisements for beef products. 

In 2020, a federal court ruled that the qualified state beef checkoff (QSBC) programs operating under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UDSA do not violate the First Amendment and dismissed the lawsuit brought by R-CALF.

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