A checkoff war has farmers and livestock producers caught in the crossfire. What began as a dispute between the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) and USDA over labeling and the use of checkoff dollars has become the flashpoint for a dumpster fire of heavyweight issues that could significantly affect the foundation of the beef and soybean checkoff system.
“If you are involved in any way with a federal or state checkoff, pay attention to what is happening in the world of checkoffs,” says Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center.
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Friday Fun Ag Fact | Do you know how many pounds of meat the United States exports? Check out the neat infographic on beef, poultry and pork exports put together with data from Purdue University.
Farm Bill Amendments Approved En Bloc Address Crop Insurance, Biotech, Broadband During House Ag Committee Farm Bill Markup Yesterday | The GOP amendment package included one by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., that would remove a provision in the bill barring participants in the Agriculture Risk Coverage program from also buying a relatively new type of crop insurance called a Margin Protection plan.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the selection of senior leaders in several U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. Perdue appointed Martin Barbre as Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator among many others.
The decline reflects expected reductions in national production across all major citrus commodities and overall smaller crops in the four major-producing States (Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona).