Share the Facts

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Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Please help your checkoff break through the propaganda clutter and SHARE the FACTS about America's Cattle Producers:

FACTS LIKE THIS, FOR EXAMPLE: America's beef producers achieved a 12 percent reduction in environmental (energy use, consumptive water use, emissions, resource use and land use) and social impacts (toxicity potential and occupational illnesses and accidents) between 1970 and 2011. Between 2005 and 2011 alone, emissions to water decreased 10 percent industrywide and registered a 5-percent improvement in overall sustainability for generations to come! Learn more at

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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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