Authorization Requests

By budget category, as approved by the Beef Promotion Operating Committee. These Authorization Requests, often referred to as “ARs,” map out the work approved for checkoff funding in fiscal 2020, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020.

Our eight contracting organizations for Fiscal Year 2020 (Oct. 2019 – Sept. 2020):

  • American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
  • Cattlemen’s Beef Board
  • Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education
  • Meat Import Council of America
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • National Livestock Producers Association
  • North American Meat Institute
  • United States Cattlemen’s Association


In addition, our contractors work with four subcontracting organizations:

  • Kansas State University
  • North East Beef Promotion Initiative
  • National Institute for Animal Agriculture
  • United States Meat Export Federation

PROMOTION Authorization Requests

RESEARCH Authorization Requests

CONSUMER INFORMATION Authorization Requests

FOREIGN MARKETING Authorization Requests

INDUSTRY INFORMATION Authorization Requests