Get to Know Doug Temme

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Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

Building a business during the recent economic downturn has been a tough row to hoe. Some segments have been especially tough. So why would  Cattlemen’s Beef Board member Doug Temme and his wife, Mary, choose to grow their dairy herd while consumption was nose-diving? Read more here.

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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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