Twitter Handle is Changing

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Date: Friday, December 6, 2013

Head's up:  The checkoff is simplifying beef’s consumer Twitter presence! The handle is changing from @BeefForDinner to @Beef. In other words, we’re moving from '' to ''. Everything else – the design, tone, past and present content, and followers will remain the same.

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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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