Meet Howard Hardeke
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Howard Hardecke is a bit different than most Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) members. He isn’t a second or third generation family farmer with a wealth of on the job training that began at the toddler stage. Read more about Howard here.
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.