Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA won't pursue efforts to create another checkoff under the 1996 commodity promotion law. A policy rider in the federal appropriations bill passed over the weekend prevents USDA from continuing to write a rule for the plan during this fiscal year.
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The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal year 2015, a congressional aide said, down from $20.8 billion in 2014. One provision would prevent USDA from creating a new beef checkoff.