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Beef Checkoff Rift Continues
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:00 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The three-year attempt to make recommendations to Congress to revamp the Beef Checkoff program may be in trouble.

Recently, the 11 groups that make up the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group apparently came up with a set of recommendations some members view as a last attempt at consensus.

R-CALF USA, which is not a member of the group, issued a warning that other farm groups plan to agree by next Friday to a proposal it considers "smoke and mirrors," while some participants in the group said no agreement would be announced until this fall or winter, if ...

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