Ruling halts ‘Other White Meat’ pork payments

The USDA unlawfully approved spending $3 million a year of pork farmers’ money on a defunct promotional campaign, according to a federal judge.

Farmers pay a “checkoff” fee of 40 cents for every $100 worth of pigs sold in the U.S. to raise money for a pork industry research and promotion program, which is overseen by USDA.

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