Checkoff programs offer vital research and information for both producers and consumers of agricultural commodities. Over the past year, these programs have undergone a number of legal and policy changes relevant to their future operations.
Commonly referred to as research and promotion programs, checkoff programs operate without reference to specific producers or brands, and play a critical role in supporting industry promotion, information and research efforts.
The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. Central time to discuss the legal changes occurring within checkoff programs. Harrison Pittman, senior attorney and center director, will provide a comprehensive overview on recent litigation developments, court decisions, legislative proposals and similar issues relevant to the future of state and federal checkoff programs.
“This webinar will address legal issues playing out in the checkoff world,” Pittman said, “Some of which could significantly impact the operation and administration of beef, soybean, and other federal and state checkoff programs.”
The webinar is free and those interested can register here.