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Audit Clears Beef Checkoff
Tue Apr 2, 2013 05:56 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) --- Groups responsible for spending beef checkoff dollars are complying with the law.

That's the main takeaway from a new audit by the USDA Office of Inspector General.

After reviewing more than $20.5 million from invoices and following up on three complaints made while the OIG was auditing beef checkoff dollars, the inspectors concluded the Cattlemen's Beef Board and its primary contractor, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, were meeting their fiduciary responsibilities with producer funds.

The Cattlemen's Beef Board issued a statement Tuesday stating that the group was gratified that the audit, which looked at 2008-2010, found no ...

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