Letter to the editor
August 4, 2017
On July 21, 2017 Judge Morris granted R-CALF a preliminary injunction enjoining USDA from continuing to allow Montana Beef Council (MBC) to receive their half of the $1.00 checkoff per head of cattle sold, which is paid by all producers when selling livestock. Beginning June 21, MBC was directed by USDA to send all checkoff dollars directly to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB).
As a producer, the only way I can keep my 50 cents in the State of Montana is to complete and sign the Montana Producer Request to Retain Beef Checkoff Assessment form. Forms are...