R-Calf Continues Trying to Restrict Cattle Imports from Canada

US - A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments next month in the latest bid by a persistent American ranchers group to restrict Canadian cattle imports.
calendar icon 8 June 2007
clock icon 1 minute read

The case, pursued for years by the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, or R-CALF, will get yet another airing July 13 in Portland, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Montana-based group's legal fight was successful in delaying the beef trade after Canada's first mad cow case in May 2003, prolonging a crisis that has cost Canadian ranchers billions.

Since then, trade has resumed in younger cows thought to be at a lower risk for contracting the deadly disease.

But R-CALF is still fighting for a total ban, even as the U.S. government works on a new rule to reopen the border to older cattle and beef products.

Source: AgriMarketing

© 2000 - 2024 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.