Regional Sustainability Data

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Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014

The checkoff recently completed its first region-specific data collection efforts to provide specific information for farmers’ and ranchers’ individualized management decisions by region and improve accuracy of the beef lifecycle analysis. Data for this first regional breakout was collected through surveys and site visits in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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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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