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Beef Profitability Strategic Task Force

State Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson announced plans to create a new task force to help enhance Minnesota's beef industry on December 13, 2007.
Function: The new Beef Profitability Strategic Task Force will address several key objectives, such as determining what role, if any, the state should play in developing a source/age verification program; identifying the research needs of the beef industry; reviewing Minnesota's regulation and taxation of the beef industry; and considering ways to encourage young farmers to enter into beef production in Minnesota. The task force will make its recommendations to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA).
History: The committee will begin meeting in early 2008 to set goals and priorities.
Membership: The 14 member task force will recognize the diverse nature of Minnesota's beef industry and include:
Five (5) regional beef producers (a producer per region NW, NE, Central, SW and SE)
An order buyer or auction market representative
A packer or processor representative
A representative from the retailer/distributor/wholesale industry
A lender or agricultural finance representative
A veterinarian
Two (2) representatives from statewide farm organizations
Two (2) at-large individuals
Non-committee collaborators will include representatives from the MDA as well as the University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2010, 2009, 2008.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2007-2008.
Record last updated: 12/27/2007

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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