Committee Sets Beef Checkoff Plan of Work for FY2014

The Cattlemen's Beef Board Beef Promotion Operating Committee is recommending an investment of about 38.5-million dollars into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications in Fiscal Year 2014. The committee had to cut about one-million dollars from proposals to meet budget requirements. In the end - a total of 1.15-million was cut. The cuts were achieved through reductions in budgets for six programs. The Operating Committee also completely cut one submitted proposal. Seven national beef organizations - including the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, U.S. Meat Export Federation and Cattlemen's Beef Board - had project proposals approved by the committee. Following review by the full Beef Board - the budget recommendation must be approved by USDA.

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