Jul 31, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions| Sign UpLogin

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Cuts $1.15 Million From Budget

September 25, 2013
 
 

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee cut $1.15 million (3%) from its budget today, due to lower checkoff revenue brought on by lower cattle numbers and sales.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest about $38.5 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications in Fiscal Year 2014. That’s contingent on a review by the full Beef Board and subsequent USDA approval.

Just one proposal submitted was cut completely, and that was a $100,000 request from the National Livestock Producers Association to help tell the beef story to consumers through participation on the established "America’s Heatland" program on public television.

The remainder of the cuts was achieved through reductions in budgets for the following programs:

  • A proposal from the North American Meat Association for veal promotion (reduced from $756,250 to $631,250)
  • Funding for the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative brought by the Meat Import Council of America and the Pennsylvania Beef Council(reduced from $246,325 to $199,629)
  • A "Moms, Millennials and More" communications program brought by the American National CattleWomen (reduced from $797,600 to $668,900)
  • The foreign marketing program managed by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (reduced from $7.9 million to $7.6 million)
  • A producer communications Authorization Request from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (reduced from $1.75 million to $1.5 million)
  • NCBA’s proposal for a consumer information Authorization Request(reduced from $6.9 million to $6.7 million)

"I assure you, this was not an easy task, but I am so proud of how well members of this committee dug in and made the tough decisions," says Beef Board and Operating Committee Chairman Weldon Wynn, a cattleman from Arkansas.

"Our budget continues to tighten every year, but we have tightened our processes along with our belts to leverage every checkoff dollar to the greatest extent possible."

 

 

 

 

 

See Comments

RELATED TOPICS: Dairy, Marketing, USDA

 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:

Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive Beef Today's Cattle Drive today!. Interested in the latest prices for cattle in your area? See highlights of the latest for-sale cattle in the Cattle-Exchange eNewsletter.

 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions