SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH BEEF CHECKOFF

DENVER -- Retail-oriented programs like the Summer Grilling promotion and the "Beef. It's What's for Dinner" advertising campaign could emerge relatively unscathed -- even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules the mandatory fees levied on producers to pay for such initiatives are unconstitutional, according to officials with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.The trade group has been working with

DENVER -- Retail-oriented programs like the Summer Grilling promotion and the "Beef. It's What's for Dinner" advertising campaign could emerge relatively unscathed -- even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules the mandatory fees levied on producers to pay for such initiatives are unconstitutional, according to officials with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

The trade group has been working with state beef associations to bolster a voluntary participation plan that would pay for su

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