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Local Catholic rancher sues USDA, others over alleged favoritism to large cattle producers

By VERONICA AMBUUL 9/7/2012 COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic rancher Mike Callicrate, a St. Mary Cathedral parishioner, is the plaintiff in a lawsuit in federal district court in Kansas City against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Cattlemens’ Beef Board (CBB) … Continue reading

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Attorney Daniel D. Owen Explains Checkoff Lawsuit

Excuse me … your Mr. Dittmer? (Meat packer and NCBA defender, Steve Dittmer was in attendance. He misrepresented the facts in a news piece he authored from the news conference the day before.). “Dittmer? Excuse me. Here’s a copy for … Continue reading

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R-CALF USA Demands Suspension of Contracts Between NCBA and Beef Checkoff

August 28, 2012 The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250 Sent via facsimile and U.S. Mail: 202-720-6314 Re: R-CALF USA’s Demand for the Immediate and Permanent Suspension of all … Continue reading

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R-CALF USA Summary of Beef Checkoff Lawsuit

Summary of Beef Checkoff Lawsuit Mike Callicrate v. USDA et al. Prepared by R-CALF USA Revised August 23, 2012 THE PARTIES: Mike Callicrate is the only Plaintiff in the complaint. Named Defendants in the complaint include: U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue reading

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Stop the NCBA Beef Checkoff lies, the public deserves the truth

I am J. Dudley Butler. I am an independent family farmer, agricultural lawyer and former Admin. of the Grain Inspection Packer and Stockyard Administration at USDA. I’ve experienced first-hand the vicious, slanderous personal attacks by the meat packers, their chosen … Continue reading

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