MOU Struck on Beef Checkoff
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:18 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Seven national organizations that are members of the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group have reached an agreementon how to proceed with a campaign to increase the beef checkoff from $1 per head to $2 per head.

Three organizations -- National Farmers Union, the U.S. Cattlemen's Association and R-CALF USA -- chose to oppose the increase. They argue the increase doesn't provide enough management and oversight reform for the checkoff.

The industry working group has been struggling to reach an agreement on changes to the checkoff that would garner support to ask Congress for an increase in fees, ...

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