Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. USDA

Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. USDA (No. 2:17-cv-00223) is a challenge to USDA rules that allow Mexican and Canadian beef to be labelled as domestic beef. [1]

R-CALF v USDA
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Full case nameRanchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
United Stockgrowers of Washington v.
United States Department of Agriculture and
Sonny Perdue in his official capacity as Secretary of Agriculture
Judge sittingRosanna Malouf Peterson
Plaintiff(s)Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
United Stockgrowers of Washington
Defendant(s)United States Department of Agriculture and
Sonny Perdue

This case is distinguished from Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. Sonny Perdue (No. 4:16-cv-00041-BMM) in which plaintiffs allege that checkoff dollars are being used to support Canadian and Mexican beef.

Facts and prior history

In 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture rescinded regulations requiring Mexican and Canadian beef be marked as imported. Plaintiffs filed the complaint May 19, 2017.[1]

In March 2018, plaintiffs asked for a summary judgement in their favor.[2]

References

  1. "Complaint" (PDF). E.D. Wash. June 19, 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. Bullard, Bill. "RANCH GROUPS MAKE CLAIM FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SUIT TO RETURN USDA COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING". R-CALF. Retrieved 28 March 2019.


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