In an April 2019 mandate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) required all cattle producers to use radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags and to register their premises with the government if they transport adult cattle across state lines after Jan. 1, 2023.

On April 6, 2020, Harriet Hageman, senior litigation counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance, filed an amended complaint in the Wyoming federal district court on behalf of R-CALF USA and ranchers Tracy and Donna Hunt and Kenny and Roxy Fox challenging the RFID actions

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