Processed Beef Research Updates
Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education (FMPRE) has entered an exciting time for processed beef nutrition research. Over the last few months, research proposals were solicited, evaluated and identified for funding. The new projects will help address questions about the role of processed beef products in healthy dietary patterns.
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.