Checkoff Contracting


Qualified checkoff contracting organizations are national nonprofit beef industry-governed organizations.


The role of these organizations is to contract with the Beef Promotion Operating Committee to conduct promotion, research, consumer and industry information, foreign marketing, and producer communications programs funded with beef checkoff dollars and under Agricultural Marketing Service Guidelines. Click here for CBB Funding Guidelines.

Eligible Organizations

Dozens of organizations qualify to contract with the Operating Committee. American Farm Bureau, American Meat Institute, American National CattleWomen (ANCW), American Veal Association (AVA), Livestock Marketing Association, Meat Importers Council of America (MICA), national breed associations, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Federation Division, National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), National Farmers Union, North American Meat Association, and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) are but a small sample of those eligible.

Currently, the Beef Promotion Operating Committee contracts with:

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
600 Maryland Avenue SW
Suite 1000W
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 800-443-8456
Fax: 202-314-5121

Cattlemen's Beef Board
9000 E. Nichols Ave., Ste. 215
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-220-9890
Fax: 303-220-9280

Meat Importers Council of America, Inc.
1150 Connecticut Avenue, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 703-522-1910
Fax: 703-524-6039

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
9110 E. Nichols Ave, Ste. 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-694-0305
Fax: 303-694-2851

National Livestock Producers Association
13570 Meadowgrass Drive, Suite 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: 719-538-8843
Toll-free: 800-237-7193
Fax: 719-538-8847

North American Meat Institute
1150 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-587-4262
Fax: 202-587-4300

U.S. Meat Export Federation (subcontractor to NCBA)
1855 Blake Street, Ste. 200
Denver, CO 80265
Phone: 303-623-6328
Fax: 303-623-0297

Copies of the current "Authorization Requests," or program proposals, approved for execution by these contracting organizations in Fiscal Year 2016 are available at 2016 Authorization Requests.