Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


NCBA Supports Rule to Increase Competitiveness of Checkoff Funds

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:21:46 CDT

NCBA Supports Rule to Increase Competitiveness of Checkoff Funds
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service proposed rule pertaining to the Beef Checkoff Program. The proposed rule would expand contracting authority by eliminating the requirement that only allows organizations active and ongoing since 1985 to contract with the checkoff. The proposed rule would allow national non-profit, industry-governed organizations that have been representing the cattle industry for at least two years to be eligible to contract for the implementation of checkoff programs.

NCBA President J.D. Alexander said the rule is good for the industry and good for the checkoff. He said the proposed rule would ensure cattlemen are getting the best return on their investment.

“NCBA supports an open and transparent checkoff program that is producer driven. This proposed rule would simply enhance this quest,” said Alexander. “We support a competitive checkoff contracting system that ensures producers are getting the absolute best return on their investment. We believe a multitude of ideas coming from several different organizations will enhance creativity and innovation regarding techniques to build and defend beef demand. Along with ideas, contractors must come to the table with the know-how and the resources to transform ideas into reality.”

Independent research conducted by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board released in January 2012 shows that beef producer support for the checkoff is higher than it has been in 18 years. Seventy-six percent of producers support the checkoff. These producers say the checkoff “influences beef demand, contributes to their profitability and represents their interests.” Four of five producers say that the beef checkoff is of value to them and two of three believe it is well managed. Alexander said the proposed rule will likely escalate producer confidence in the checkoff.

“The end-game is to make absolute certain that the very best initiatives to increase and solidify demand for U.S. beef are pursued. The proposed rule would allow more ideas to be brought to the table for consideration. It is cut and dry,” said Alexander. “NCBA is a proud contractor of the beef checkoff and looks forward to continuing that role.”

Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted to the Federal Register by May 1, 2012.

   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Ranch Couple Shares Their Love for Beef with Japanese Consumers   Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:12:37 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids, Friday, August 28, 2015  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:42:33 CDT
  • Afternoon Futures Markets Wrap-Up, Friday, August 28, 2015  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:39:10 CDT
  • Friday Closing Market Wrap Up with Tom Leffler  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:34:21 CDT
  • TSCRA Responds to North Dakota Federal Court Ruling to Block EPA Water Rule  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:28:39 CDT
  • NPPC Urges Delay in 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:25:28 CDT
  • NCGA Supports North Dakota Court Decision, Urges Senate Action on WOTUS  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:32:40 CDT
  • Noble Foundation Set to Host 2016 Oklahoma Envirothon  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:28:03 CDT

  • More Headlines...

          

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    National Livestock Credit Croplan Genetics Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Farm Bureau Wireless Pioneer Tulsa Farm Show American Farmers & Ranchers P&K Equipment Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

       
       
    © 2008-2015 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI