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Beef Board votes down Exeutive Committee’s call for FSBC to split from NCBA

By a vote of 62-30, members of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board “disapproved” the Board’s Executive Committee’s call for the Federation of State Beef Councils (FSBC) to split off from NCBA and become an independent checkoff organization. The vote came during last weekend’s joint meeting of NCBA and the Beef Board.

The Beef Board sends 10 members to the Beef Board Operating Committee. The FSBC is one of two NCBA divisions and represents 40 of 45 state beef councils and sends its own 10 members to the Operating Committee, which approves checkoff-funded programs.

However, there has been a growing concern that the FSBC’s relationship to NCBA’s policy division could be blurring the line between checkoff-funded activities and policy activities. Checkoff funds cannot be used for policy work. That concern led to the CBB Executive Committee’s call for the FSBC to split from NCBA, a call that was voted down by CBB members.

CBB members also passed a resolution aligning the Board with the FSBC’s vote the day before to remain within NCBA but to become a more independent structure. The resolution called on the FSBC chairman to appoint a committee of FSBC members to explore that concept, and the committee is to consult with other groups.

By a vote of 62-30, members of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board “disapproved” the Board’s Executive Committee’s call for the Federation of State Beef Councils (FSBC) to split off from NCBA and become an independent checkoff organization. The vote came during last weekend’s joint meeting of NCBA and the Beef Board.

The Beef Board sends 10 members to the Beef Board Operating Committee. The FSBC is one of two NCBA divisions and represents 40 of 45 state beef councils and sends its own 10 members to the Operating Committee, which approves checkoff-funded programs.

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However, there has been a growing concern that the FSBC’s relationship to NCBA’s policy division could be blurring the line between checkoff-funded activities and policy activities. Checkoff funds cannot be used for policy work. That concern led to the CBB Executive Committee’s call for the FSBC to split from NCBA, a call that was voted down by CBB members.

CBB members also passed a resolution aligning the Board with the FSBC’s vote the day before to remain within NCBA but to become a more independent structure. The resolution called on the FSBC chairman to appoint a committee of FSBC members to explore that concept, and the committee is to consult with other groups.

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