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Federation News Releases

Federation of State Beef Councils Sets Course at 2014 Cattle Industry Convention - Monday, February 17, 2014

NCBA Division Elects Officers, Reaffirms Vision  Cevin Jones, a cattle feeder from Eden, Idaho, was elected chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville last week. Elected vice chair was Jennifer Houston of Sweetwat (full story)

State Beef Councils Utilize Federation Initiative Fund to Expand Checkoff Efforts - Monday, January 13, 2014

State beef councils in Georgia and Minnesota have extended the reach of the Beef Checkoff Program through checkoff funds made available through the Federation Initiative Fund, which helps funnel beef checkoff dollars from cattle-producing states to states with large consumer populations. The Federa (full story)

Initiative Fund Helps New York Boost Beef in Foodservice Market - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Foodservice support for beef in New York was given a special boost this past year as the New York Beef Industry Council (NYBIC) conducted a “Beef Up the Center of the Plate” program. The checkoff-funded effort provided promotional and educational opportunities for foodservice distributor (full story)

Six State Beef Councils Receive Grants for 2014 Work to Build Beef Demand - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

CENTENNIAL, CO –The Federation of State Beef Councils has awarded seven grants totaling $60,400 to six state beef councils to boost their beef demand programs. The awards, part of the Federation Initiative Fund program, were announced at the Federation Forum at the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer (full story)

State Beef Councils Add $5.8 Million to National, International Checkoff Efforts - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Federation of State Beef Councils Elects to Supplement $38.5 Million Program State beef councils will supplement national and international research, education and promotion programs funded through the Beef Checkoff Program in fiscal year 2014, adding about $5.8 million to the program&rsquo (full story)

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