Beef checkoff review completed

Final report notes "no reportable findings" with checkoff management

A management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) by the Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) verified that the Beef Board is operating within the provisions of the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order and in line with all applicable Federal laws, regulations and policies.

The review was completed per USDA requirements that AMS conduct management reviews of all commodity boards every three years. For this review, USDA compliance and analysis staff were in CBB offices from July 15-19, 2013, during which time they met with senior management and examined support documents for various CBB activities.

In addition to the management review, the compliance and analysis team from USDA gathered information while at the CBB offices to address the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) recommendation for development of supplemental audit procedures for future CBB reviews. The information gathered will be used to develop those procedures.

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