WASHINGTON -- Commodities groups hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision supporting the Beef Checkoff program as a major victory with positive implications for their own court battles. The court recently ruled that U.S. beef producers must all help fund the Checkoff instituted by the 1985 Farm Bill, whether or not they agree with advertising funded by the program. "We're elated for the industry," said John Braly, vice president, industry and member services, for the National Cattlemen's ...

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