Beef Checkoff
4:54 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Plan Calls for Beef Checkoff Fee to Double

David Pfrang, a Kansas cattleman, feeds his herd on this spring day in 2014. Pfrang believes the checkoff payments amount to taxation without representation.
Credit Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

Cattle producers may get a chance to vote on whether they want to double the increasingly controversial $1 beef checkoff charge.

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So-Called Liberty Tax
1:28 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Ranchers Rebel over Beef Check-off

Ranchers nationwide are required to pay $1 in to the beef check-off fund every time they sell an animal, like this one shown on Pfrang’s ranch.
Credit Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star

From their small farms set in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, two ranchers are raising a few cattle, and a lot of Cain.

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FDA Plan
10:42 am
Thu December 12, 2013

No Antibiotics for Pigs and Cattle

Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

The Food and Drug Administration wants to phase out antibiotics in meat.

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