USCA looks forward to commenting on checkoff
Statement by USCA Vice President, Chuck Kiker:
“USCA applauds today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service which stated the opening of a comment period by which input will be received from the public concerning the development of a new Beef Checkoff program. USCA commends USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for his commitment to this matter and looks forward to taking part in the comment process and providing input as to how a new Beef Checkoff should look under the Commodity Promotion Act of 1996. USCA believes this is an important opportunity for producers to take part in the development of what we hope to be a modern and efficient Checkoff program. We applaud the Secretary on today’s announcement and look forward to participating in the process and encourage all other beef producers and groups to embrace this opportunity.”
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