Beef Sustainability Research

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Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

The beef checkoff has funded the only sustainability project that is focused on addressing both scientific and consumer concerns regarding sustainable food production along all phases of the beef value chain. This dynamic sustainability project is the first and largest sustainability project of its kind and is setting the global standard for agriculture commodity sustainability research. Read more in the checkoff's Beef Issues Quarterly newsletter.



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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.
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