Cattlemen endorse beef checkoff

Cattlemen endorse beef checkoff

Peggy Steward

Capital Press

Most U.S. cattle producers approve of the national beef checkoff program and most favor a periodic vote on continuing it, according to a nationwide survey recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the beef checkoff program, established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill, $1 per head is assessed on all cattle sold in the United States. Assessments are comparable on imported cattle and beef products.

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