Safety and Beef Quality Decisions

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Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The beef checkoff's safety and product quality research programs recently posted new project summaries about the latest beef research. To view these and archived summaries, click on the project summaries section of each program area.



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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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