Beef checkoff debate fires up again

Beef checkoff debate fires up again

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

Cattle organization R-CALF USA says two checkoff reform bills introduced in the U.S. Senate will help address its concerns with the close relationship between the national beef checkoff program and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Among other things, the Senate bills would prevent checkoff programs from using vendors who lobby and would make all federal checkoff programs voluntary.

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