US Beef in Peru

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Date: Friday, November 1, 2013

U.S. beef exports to South America are up sharply in recent years, and Peru is one of the main drivers of this phenomenal growth. Now, residents in this nation of 30 million have mouth-watering images of one of their favorite dishes – made with high-quality, grain-fed U.S. beef – rolling the nation’s streets to spark their appetites. Read the full story 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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