Get to Know Perry Owens
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Catching Perry Owens on his cell phone as he traveled down the interstate, I asked him about cattle. He was somewhere near Minneapolis, Kansas, on his way to his youngest daughter Jacee’s high school basketball game the night before he left for the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa. Read the full story here from CattleNetwork and get to know Perry.
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.