07-11-17 Beef Checkoff News: Reminder to all Cattle Farmers, Ranchers and Importers

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Reminder to all Cattle Farmers, Ranchers and Importers

All beef checkoff meetings are open to every person who pays the checkoff. During the upcoming 2017 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, July 12-14 in Denver, Colorado, these meetings include meetings of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB); Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) and joint committee meetings that include checkoff representation. Pre-registration not required – register on site.

For more information about your beef checkoff investment, visit MyBeefCheckoff.com.

UNDERSTANDING THE BEEF CHECKOFF PROGRAM

The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff 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 may 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 checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.