Checkoff Committee Work
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Producers who serve as checkoff leaders, including chairmen and vice chairmen of checkoff program committee, recently gathered with members of the Beef Industry Long Range Plan committee and other industry experts to prepare for committee meetings at the upcoming 2014 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville and to begin planning efforts for Fiscal Year 2015.
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.