Sophisticated Beef Recipes
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An elegant cookbook devoted entirely to American beef is one of the fruits of a Japanese media team the U.S. Meat Export Federation, contractor to the beef checkoff, brought to the U.S. in July. The writer for ELLE a table, a high-end international food magazine that introduces upscale restaurants and global cuisine trends, was part of the journalist team visit made possible by the Beef Checkoff Program and the USDA Market Access Program (MAP).
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.