Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674


Agricultural News

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Sides with Chicken Growers- Denies Appeal from OK Farms

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 5:46:24 CDT

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Sides with Chicken Growers- Denies Appeal from OK Farms A multi million dollar judgment against OK Farms is getting close to being finalized. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals Court rejected the claims of OK Farms as they appealed the verdict against them that has set in 2008. A jury ruled that OK Farms had violated the Packers and Stockyards Act, and awarded $21 million to the chicken growers. The judge in the case later reduced the monetary award to the actual damages claimed by the plantiffs- which was $14.5 million.

The lawsuit alleged that OK Foods violated the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 by unfairly wielding its buying power to the detriment of the Eastern Oklahoma growers involved in the litigation.

Dr. Bob Fields, who raised chickens for OK Farms for 17 years, is one of the five named plantiffs in the Class Action Lawsuit. He tells us that he is elated with this latest ruling, but is not certain if OK Farms will attempt to appeal to the US Supreme Court or not. That is the last recourse left to the poultry integrator in this case.

Click on the LISTEN BAR to hear our audio wrapup on this story- including comments from Dr. Fields.

Click on the PDF file at the bottom of the page that is entitled "Order and Judgment" to review the Appeals Court review of the case and its decision to let the case stand, denying the OK Farms Appeal.


2010-10-13 Order and Judgment.pdf

Ron Hays reviews this case dating back more than a decade of Poultry Contract Growers Versus OK Farms
right-click to download mp3


WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • TSCRA Survey Indicates Ranchers are Starting Herd Rebuilding  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:58:48 CDT
  • Thursday Preopening Market Update with Tom Leffler  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:49:09 CDT
  • 2015 Tulsa State Fair Grand Champion Steer Shown by Seth Tucker of Lindsay  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:51:16 CDT
  • 2015 Tulsa State Fair Grand Champion Barrow Shown by Hunter Green of Wellston FFA  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:25:35 CDT
  • 2015 Tulsa State Fair Grand Champion Market Lamb Shown by Hunter Dugan of Tecumseh FFA  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:03:43 CDT
  • 2015 Tulsa State Fair Grand Champion Meat Goat Shown by Johnna Stottlemyre of Luther FFA  Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:45:26 CDT
  • Cakes Galore Featured At Tulsa State Fair at Oklahoma State Sugar Arts Show   Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:12:29 CDT
  • U.S. Beef and Pork Demand Slows in Key Markets in August, Due to Global Economic Concerns  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:27:24 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    National Livestock Credit Croplan Genetics Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Farm Bureau Wireless Pioneer Tulsa Farm Show American Farmers & Ranchers P&K Equipment Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    © 2008-2015 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI