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US Beef Producers Stepping Up with Beef Checkoff Funds to Help Japanese Consumers

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 8:29:47 CDT

US Beef Producers Stepping Up with Beef Checkoff Funds to Help Japanese Consumers


In a combined effort of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Federation of State Beef Councils, the Beef Checkoff Program is investing a total of $200,000 to help feed consumers in Japan who were injured, misplaced and left homeless and hungry by the devastating earthquake and tsunamis there.


The Beef Promotion Operating Committee last week approved an amended 2011 foreign-marketing proposal – or “Authorization Request” – that added $100,000 from the Beef Board budget to help fund a Japan Relief Program established through the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. Federation Chairman David Dick of Missouri said the Federation voted to send an additional $100,000 from its budget, for a combined checkoff investment of $200,000.


We have comments with Dan Dierschke, rancher from Austin, Texas, and member of the Beef Promotion Operating Committee about these contributions on today's beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the state on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the listen bar below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   
   

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes on the Beef Checkoff efforts to Assist Earthquake and Tsunami victims.
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