Last week the Wyoming federal district court dismissed the lawsuit filed in October by R-CALF USA, and ranchers Tracy and Donna Hunt and Kenny and Roxy Fox, against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The court concluded that there was no longer any “case or controversy” as the agencies had officially and completely withdrawn their April mandate to require U.S. cattle ranchers to begin using radio frequency identification (RFID) eartags and register their premises as a condition for shipping adult cattle across state lines. The court based its decision on the fact that the agencies have “clearly” decided not to implement such RFID requirements as outlined in an April 2019 “Factsheet” that had been posted to their website

Read the full article here.