The Eights U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Missouri’s Livestock Marketing Law. The law requires the reporting of prices and borbids discrimination by larger operations against smaller producers in the prices paid for livestock. The law had been declared unconstitutional by a lower court, but the Appeals Court reversed the decision, putting the two-year-old law back into effect. The controversy had pited the state against several producer groups such as the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and the Missouri chapter of the Livestock Marketing Association.
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