Northern Ag Network
posted on August 10, 2012 09:55 :: 523 Views
The following is portion of an article from Drovers CattleNetwork:
by Greg Henderson, Editor, Associate Publisher
A lawsuit will be filed in federal court today seeking a permanent injunction against the use of beef checkoff funds by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as a contractor. The suit will be filed on behalf of Mike Callicrate, plaintiff, vs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), and CBB’s operating committee.
The lawsuit was announced at a press conference in Kansas City, MO, prior to the Organization for Competitive Market’s (OCM) annual meeting by OCM president Fred Stokes. The lawsuit seeks an “injunction against the use of beef checkoff funds flowing to NCBA who we deem have misused those funds,” Stokes said. He described the legal action as an effort to “stop the abuses occurring to the beef checkoff.”
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Source: Drovers CattleNetwork
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