From a Nutrition Standpoint
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The national beef checkoff partnered with the New York Beef Council to host the two-day Food, Farm and Science: From a Nutrition Perspective immersion experience Oct. 10-11 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. A total of 25 nutrition, fitness and medical professionals traveled from seven different states to attend -- including New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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.