The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has responded to R-CALF USA’s petition for a referendum on the beef checkoff. In a statement, NCBA President Marty Smith said his organization supports the producers’ right to have their say on the future of the beef checkoff. However, NCBA says the petition and signature gathering process should be “transparent and conducted with integrity.” While R-CALF wants the beef checkoff terminated, NCBA voiced confidence about the support of the promotion and research program.
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