Beef Checkoff Works to Grow U.S. Beef Exports
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Over the past two decades, exports have become increasingly important to the economic picture for U.S. beef producers. In fact, in 2010, U.S. beef exports reached a value of more than 4 billion dollars - the highest level on record. Brian Baxter reports on the effort to continue growing U.S. beef exports in Asia.
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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.