Retail Beef Backer Awards

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Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Broulim’s Fresh Foods, Redner’s Warehouse Markets, Harris Teeter and Tops Friendly Markets were named National Retail Beef Backer Award winners at the 2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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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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