Cooking in Belgium
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In a venture funded jointly by the beef checkoff and USDA's Market Access Program, 130 chefs and caterers participated in a U.S. beef tasting event in Antwerp, Belgium. Participants witnessed a cutting and cooking demonstration of secondary cuts of U.S. beef before enjoying a U.S. beef dinner.
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.