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R-CALF Files New Checkoff Lawsuit

R-CALF USA has filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Beef Checkoff over amendments made to the program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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COOL: R-CALF, NFU Seek FTC Assistance

R-CALF and the National Farmers Union ask the Federal Trade Commission to correct “substantive conflicts” seen between existing federal law and USDA’s “past, present and future meat labeling schemes.”

AgriTalk: R-CALF CEO Discusses Cattle Industry During Pandemic

Bill Bullard, CEO of R-CALF USA spoke with AgriTalk host Chip Flory about the group’s call to open CRP lands, the 50/14 proposal and more.

Box Beef Hitting Highs, Cattle Income Remains Low

The latest shock to the industry is the daily boxed beef price. On Thursday, it hit a record of $364.62. That is a jump of $30 over Wednesday, a two-thirds increase from the lows in February.

R-CALF seeks solutions to improve cattle markets.
R-CALF Offers ‘Corrective Actions’ For Cattle Markets

During a Facebook Live address to cattlemen Monday night, R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard outlined four actions his group proposes to "restore balance to our dysfunctional cattle markets."

R-CALF plans "formal objections" to checkoff decision.
R-CALF Will Challenge Judge’s Checkoff Ruling

R-CALF USA will submit “formal objections” after last week’s ruling for summary judgement by a Montana magistrate judge in R-CALF’s lawsuit against 15 Qualified State Beef Councils.

National Beef, the fourth largest beef packer in the U.S., has announced that the company's purchase of Iowa Premium has been finalized.
Purchase of Iowa Premium by National Beef Completed

National Beef, the fourth largest beef packer in the U.S., has announced that the company's purchase of Iowa Premium has been finalized.

"We’ve Exhausted All Other Remedies” R-CALF CEO Says of Lawsuit

Bill Bullard joins AgriTalk to discuss R-CALF USA's lawsuit, alleging that beef packers Tyson, Cargill, JBS and National Beef, had engaged in collusion to unlawfully depress prices paid to U.S. cattle producers.