As a producer who invests in the beef checkoff, it is important that you trust in the management and oversight of the program, that you know your checkoff program is collecting each and every dollar, and that those dollars are being used in accordance with the Act and the Order. Since you pay in to the beef checkoff program, you’re entitled to ask about program oversight.
The Beef Board has been conducting compliance reviews for Qualified State Beef Councils (QSBCs) for many years. The purpose of any review is to fulfill the Beef Board’s oversight responsibilities for the collection and expenditure of the checkoff at the state beef council level. Beef Board staff conducts at least 10 QSBC visits/year and states are on a four- to five-year rotation. And, on an annual basis, the Beef Board reviews each state’s audited financial statements, their marketing plans and their budget.