UACES Facebook ‘Checkup on Checkoffs’ webinar to cover legal updates in commodity checkoff programs
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‘Checkup on Checkoffs’ webinar to cover legal updates in commodity checkoff programs

Feb. 14, 2019

‘Checkup on Checkoffs’ webinar to cover legal updates in commodity checkoff programs

By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • National Agricultural Law Center webinar will cover legal updates on checkoff programs
  • Webinar will be Feb. 20, noon EST/11 a.m. CST

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – 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." 

For more information on upcoming agricultural and food law webinars, visit

About the National Agricultural Law Center

The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.

The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 


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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
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U of A SystemDivision of Agriculture
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