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Senate Farm Bill Amendment Attacks Checkoff Programs- NCBA's Colin Woodall Explains the Danger to Farmers and Ranchers

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:07:09 CDT

Commodity groups that have a national checkoff for their crop or species of livestock are concerned about a bill discussed on the Senate Floor on Wednesday afternoon that would drastically limit who could perform work that is paid for by checkoff monies. The measure, being promoted by the Humane Society of the US, is being sponsored by Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Cory Booker of New Jersey.

One of the groups that is urging Senators to not support the "Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act"- S. 741 is the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Colin Woodall of the NCBA's Washington office about the bill- Woodall contends the issue raised by the bill has no basis in fact- that mutliple audits done through the years show that no checkoff money handled by the NCBA, the largest contractor for the Beef Board, has been used for lobbying issues.

Listen to their conversation about this amendment- as well as catch Woodall's take on how the overall Senate Farm Bill is doing on the floor of the Senate- by clicking or tapping on the LISTEN BAR below.



   

 

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