Check-off program tracks when beef is sold
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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The check-off 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 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 check-off program, subject to USDA approval.