Forty-Five Cattlemens’ Associations Tell USDA: Don’t Hijack the Checkoff

Forty-Five Cattlemens’ Associations Tell USDA: Don’t Hijack the Checkoff

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Southeast AgNet

Today, 45 state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman says the strong turnout of signatories to this letter demonstrate the concern across the country with the Secretary’s stated intention.

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