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What is the Beef Checkoff

The mission of the Ohio Beef Council is to increase demand for beef by investing Ohio’s beef farmer checkoff funds in key areas such as promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing. Half of every $1.00 collected remains in the state and is used to for consumer education and promotion. The other half is utilized in a national effort to develop programs implemented by the states. The Ohio Beef Council’s operating committee is made up of 15 beef producers appointed by Ohio’s Director of Agriculture. The operating committee’s main responsibility is to determine the best use of checkoff funds. The Ohio Beef Council doesn’t own cattle, packing plants or retail outlets. By law, checkoff funds cannot be used to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.

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