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Farm Action Fund’s Angela Huffman testified that the Ohio beef checkoff is “failing Ohio’s cattle producers,” and called for a referendum at a public hearing.
ND Soybean Council Caught Using Checkoff Funds to Lobby, Farm Action Fund Calls on Congress to Pass OFF Act
The incident clearly illustrates why checkoff money shouldn’t go to any groups that lobby on agriculture policy, said Farm Action Fund’s Joe Maxwell.
Hundreds of thousands of farmers support the OFF Act, which would restore transparency and accountability to checkoff programs.
“The EATS Act is an attack on independent farmers and rural communities across the nation,” said Farm Action Fund’s Joe Maxwell.
Farm Action Fund’s Angela Huffman says the way to reform these corrupt programs is by including the OFF Act in the upcoming farm bill.