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Cattlemen explore interest in reinstating state checkoff

Cattlemen explore interest in reinstating state checkoff

Iowa beef industry leaders are seeking input from cattle farmers throughout the state about the possibility of reinstating the state beef checkoff after a survey last year showed considerable support for the idea.

A survey of more than 900 producer-members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) last fall indicated that about 80 percent of the respondents were interested in reinstating a 50-cent state checkoff, says ICA President Phil Reemtsma of DeWitt.

"With 80 percent in favor, we thought it important that ICA facilitate a referendum and work toward that," Reemtsma said.

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