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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 respective fiscal years, which runs from October 1 through September 30.

Our nine contracting organizations are:

  • 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 Institute for Animal Agriculture
  • North American Meat Institute
  • United States Cattlemen’s Association
  • United States Meat Export Federation

In addition, our contractors work with three subcontracting organizations:

  • Kansas State University
  • New York State Beef Council
  • North East Beef Promotion Initiative

CONSUMER INFORMATION Authorization Requests

FOREIGN MARKETING Authorization Requests

INDUSTRY INFORMATION Authorization Requests


PROMOTION Authorization Requests

RESEARCH Authorization Requests