Checkoff Contracting

Definition

Qualified checkoff contracting organizations are national nonprofit beef industry-governed organizations.

Role

The role of these organizations is to contract with the Beef Promotion Operating Committee to conduct promotion, research, consumer and industry information, foreign marketing, and producer communications programs funded with beef checkoff dollars and under Agricultural Marketing Service Guidelines. Click here for CBB Funding Guidelines.

Eligible Organizations

Dozens of organizations qualify to contract with the Operating Committee. American Farm Bureau, American Meat Institute, American National CattleWomen (ANCW), American Veal Association (AVA), Livestock Marketing Association, Meat Importers Council of America (MICA), national breed associations, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Federation Division, National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), National Farmers Union, North American Meat Association, and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) are but a small sample of those eligible.
 

Currently, the Beef Promotion Operating Committee contracts or subcontracts with:

American National CattleWomen
9110 E. Nichols Ave, Ste. 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-694-0313
Fax: 303-694-2390
 

Meat Importers Council of America, Inc.
1150 Connecticut Avenue, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 703-522-1910
Fax: 703-524-6039

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
9110 E. Nichols Ave, Ste. 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-694-0305
Fax: 303-694-2851

National Livestock Producers Association
13570 Meadowgrass Drive, Suite 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: 719-538-8843
Toll-free: 800-237-7193
Fax: 719-538-8847

North American Meat Association
1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-758-1900
Fax: 703-758-8001

U.S. Meat Export Federation
1855 Blake Street, Ste. 200
Denver, CO 80265
Phone: 303-623-6328
Fax: 303-623-0297

Copies of the current "Authorization Requests," or program proposals, approved for execution by these contracting organizations in Fiscal Year 2014 are available at 2014 Authorization Requests.