SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH BEEF CHECKOFF PROGRAM sed a lower-court decision and last week ruled the Beef Checkoff Program constitutional. The federal Beef Promotion and Research Act, created as part of the 1986 Farm Bill creating generic marketing programs for certain government-regulated commodities, had faced several challenges in the past by producers objecting to the $1 per-head fee they were required to pay, on the grounds it violated the First Amendment. By a 6-to-3 margin, the high ...

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