Beef at Boston Marathon

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Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

The beef checkoff, through the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), is gearing up to participate in its sixth annual John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo during the lead up to the 117th Boston Marathon. For more information about the Beef Checkoff at the 2013 Boston Marathon contact Jennifer Harrold at or visit the NEBPI website for information to join Team BEEF!

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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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