Beef Safety Summit 2014
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Registration is underway for the 2014 Beef Industry Safety Summit, March 4-6 in Dallas. Leading scientists and interactive sessions with food-industry leaders will highlight the latest beef safety research and reflect on safety accomplishments – at the same time challenging participants to address ongoing needs. Breakout sessions will focus on specific industry challenges to engage participants with industry colleagues. Register here.
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.