Scotty":2unwkp8v said:IF they decide it is unconstitutional.
TXBobcat":ptpy6f2i said:Scotty":ptpy6f2i said:IF they decide it is unconstitutional.
Is there some push to repeal the beef checkoff? I haven't heard about this - just wondering about more details?
To answer you question, yes, on a voluntary basis I would be willing to pay $1 at the barn.
Scotty, its probably not going to be voluntary. At least, not in Texas, Ohio, and several other states with Beef Councils. The legislature passed, and Governor Perry has signed, a law that would provide for a referendum for a statewide mandatory checkoff. Of course, I understand that LMA is already talking about having their shyster lawyers file suit over these state checkoff plans. Since I agree with you on the value of the Checkoff, what I will do on a voluntary basis, is volunteer to do my business with salebarns that don't support LMA in these actions!Scotty":3jp2vzd4 said:IF they decide it is unconstitutional. Would you be willing to volunteer one dollar per at the barn or your place of market.
Bobcat, I'm surprised that you haven't seen this article. ;-) This should fill you in on a few more details, as well as the Texas alternative:TXBobcat":3jp2vzd4 said:Is there some push to repeal the beef checkoff? I haven't heard about this - just wondering about more details?
Cutter, the difference to me is that LMA's lawyers are working to take away my free speech to satisfy their own financial motives. I'm talking about the free speech that the Checkoff provides me to advertise and to help promote demand and create new products! And now that my state wants to provide a substitute, LMA plans to have their shyster lawyers attack that, too!houstoncutter":9iwl600s said:You know it seems strange that when lawyers from LMA file suit they are shysters, but when NCBA lawyers do the same they are the protectors of freedom
Tell that to the LMA. The referendum idea was fine with me. But, I guess that wasn't good enough for LMA. They're the ones who decided to expand their lawsuit against USDA to challenge the Checkoff on constitutional grounds, too. So, instead of just a chance to vote on it, we may get the whole thing thrown out!houstoncutter":9iwl600s said:All some of us wont is the chance to vote on the checkoff issue :idea: