Montana Beef Council

Court upholds Beef Checkoff interferes with First Amendment

· April 18, 2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that the Beef Checkoff program is interfering with ranchers’ First Amendment rights, and that the government should be enjoined from collecting funds for the program without rancher consent. The Beef Checkoff is a federal tax that compels producers to […]

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