Legislature Looks to Raise WY Beef Checkoff


While Montana gears up for changes in how money is collected for the beef checkoff, a bill in Wyoming’s legislature could change the amount.  The bill, which is currently being drawn up, would resurrect a state beef checkoff system. 

Currently, a $1 per head assessment is collected and split between the national Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board and the Wyoming Beef Council.  If the in-state checkoff were ressurected, the amount would be on top of the $1 already collected. 

Northern Ag spoke with Ann Whitman, Executive Director of the Wyoming Beef Council.

She emphasized that even if the legislation goes through, they will make sure to solicit producer input to determine if they should go forward, and if so, how exactly to do that.


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Haylie Shipp



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