With legislation addressing this issue on the docket in Washington, D.C., Progressive Cattle asked readers where they stood on mandated cash price.

Just over half of the respondents indicated a mandate would take hamper producers' choices in marketing their cattle. Half of the remaining pollsters voted in favor of a cash price mandate, and the remainder chose the "undecided" response.  end mark

Where do you stand on mandated cash price?

  • A mandate would take away producers' ability to market their cattle as they choose: 51.2%

  • A cash price mandate would ensure producers get a fair price for their cattle: 24.4%

  • Undecided: 24.4%