One of the state units of the federal Cattleman’s Beef Production and Research Board (Beef Board)  will be effectively sidelined if a federal magistrate judge’s order is allowed to take effect.

In a series of preliminary rulings that went almost entirely against federal Beef Board, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Johnston granted a motion by the…

The Beef Checkoff is up Tuesday for a federal court hearing where anything could happen from dismissal of the challenging lawsuit to a temporary restraining order for the plaintiff’s.

The Beef Checkoff refers to money for marketing and research, including food safety research, to promote the cattle industry. The Beef Promotion and Research Act of…