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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 27, 2014 03:43 PM CDT

USDA Moving Ahead with Beef Checkoff Plans

USDA is moving ahead with its plans to create a separate beef checkoff. A notice likely will appear sometime in early November informing cattle producers about the initiative.

I had a phone interview with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday. It was set up to talk about the checkoff controversy but the world had largely already moved on to the Country-of-Origin Labeling fight. Yet, so many of the same players are involved in both arguments. Most organizations that back a COOL mandate also are demanding a major overhaul of the current beef checkoff ...

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