BQA Facebook Contest!
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This summer, beef and dairy producers across the Pennsylvania Commonwealth can help share the importance of Beef and Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) with their family and friends on Facebook. “BQA is Here to Stay, Join Today,” a Facebook exclusive contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Beef Council and Boehringer Ingelheim, launched July 1, on the Beef Council Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pabeefcouncil.
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.