Cattlemen’s Beef Board Vice Chair Jimmy Taylor attended the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s annual meeting in Oklahoma City. Industry leaders received an overview of the current trade landscape and heard about ongoing trade initiatives and their impact on red meat exports. Listen to Jimmy discuss his experience and share his thoughts.
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.