Groups Call for Checkoff Reform in the 2023 Farm Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Farm Bill, Field Crops, Industry, Legislative, Livestock, Regulation

This week, a coalition of 131 groups representing farmers, the food system, the environment, animal welfare, and antimonopoly advocacy called on Congress to restore accountability and transparency to commodity checkoff programs by supporting inclusion of the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act (S.557 and H.R.1249) in the 2023 Farm Bill. Checkoff programs are funded through mandatory fees on farmers and ranchers producing …