America’s Farmers Carrying On: How Commodities are Adapting in a Pandemic World
This insightful and informative roundtable is brought to you by The National Corn Association, and Pork, Soybean and Beef Checkoff Programs in partnership with Farm Journal, which will shine a light on the challenges and adjustments being made across agriculture to adapt to the global pandemic. You’ll hear firsthand knowledge from experts and agriculture commodity industry professionals, including farmer-leaders of the Corn, Pork, Soybean and Beef Checkoff Programs, who are positioning themselves for future success in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your own questions as you seek advice on how to move your business forward effectively and efficiently during this time.
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 may 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.