State lawmakers are considering allowing Wyoming ranchers to be charged an additional $1/head of cattle to pay for beef promotion programs.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that the Joint Agriculture Committee is drafting the proposal to create a state beef checkoff. If the bill passes, the fee couldn't be imposed unless it's approved by the Wyoming Livestock Board.
Ranchers already pay $1/head but only half of that money goes to the Wyoming Beef Council. The other half goes to the national beef checkoff program.
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