CLA: Court Denies R-Calf’s Motion

On March 27, 2020, District Court Judge Brian Morris upheld Magistrate Judge John Johnston’s January 29, 2020 Findings and Recommendations in the RCalf vs. USDA checkoff lawsuit.

The Court’s Order denies RCalf’s motion for summary judgement. RCalf may still appeal the decision to the 9th Circuit Court.

“Thanks for all of your help defending the Beef Checkoff.  We’re fortunate to have had Colorado’s livestock industry groups work together to ensure that valuable demand building programs can continue uninterrupted,” Todd Inglee, Colorado Beef Council, Executive Director, regarding the district court judge’s decision in Montana.

Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) was formed in 1998 through a restructuring of the then 43-year-old Colorado Cattle Feeders Association (CCFA). CLA members are cattle and sheep feeders, cow/calf producers, dairy farmers, swine operations, and industry partners. CLA works on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas in Colorado. For more information about CLA visit


By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.