Get to Know Chris Hutton

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Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Chris Hutton came to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board by the longest route. He was born and raised in Argentina and university-educated in Australia before finding himself in Chicago as president of Sampco, Inc., a JBS company that imports a hefty menu of beef products. Get to know Chris 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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