Wyoming lawmakers advance legislation repealing beef checkoff penalties

Wyoming lawmakers advance legislation repealing beef checkoff penalties

Nick Reynolds

Casper Star Tribune

Members of the House Agricultural Committee voted 6-2 on Thursday to repeal penalties for Wyoming ranchers who refuse to comply with the state’s beef checkoff rules, a longstanding provision intended to fund the state’s beef council. It appeared to be a protest vote against the Cattlemen’s Beef Board — a national institution that oversees the promotion of the beef industry.

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