The Cattlemen's Beef Promotion Operating Committee will meet in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 9 and 10 to discuss, debate and ultimately allocate around $40 million for eligible beef industry programs within the Beef Checkoff.
Cattlemen's Beef Board CEO Greg Hanes says the Beef Checkoff was "designed by producers, for producers, to build value by focusing on key areas of research and promotion to drive demand for our beef around the world."
The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest approximately $39,380,000 into programs for beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal 2021.
National checkoff leaders this week approved a Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) budget of about $40.7 million for Fiscal 2014, reflecting a 5.6 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2013 amended budget, amid continued tight supplies and an expected slowing of cow slaughter.
U.S. beef exports endured the most difficult month in some time in September, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), contractor to the beef checkoff.
Attacks against the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and the Organization of Competitive Markets (OCM) are called “desperate” and “coordinated,” says David Muraskin.