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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Aug 19, 2014 09:40 PM CDT

Leaders in the National Farmers Union want the group to walk away from a three-year effort to reshape the beef-checkoff program.

The beef industry working group has largely been a quiet affair until the past few weeks. First, leaders of R-CALF complained about the process because R-CALF has been excluded from the talks. Now, NFU is willing to abandon the discussions.

The committee unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday recommending that the Farmer Union Board of Directors officially withdraw from the beef industry working group. State presidents told DTN late Tuesday that working group had been meeting for three ...

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