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Oklahoma cattle producers reject fee increase

 

November 10, 2017



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry says that a referendum to increase the drop-off fee for cattle by $1 per head has been defeated.

Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reese announced Thursday that the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association rejected the measure, which would've raised the fee and generated an additional $3.2 million to be used to promote beef sales.

Some ranchers opposed the measure and requested the Montana-based Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund and the Organization for Competitive Markets file an injunction to stop the vote.

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