WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture-mandated program promoting beef consumption is under fire from a corner of the cattle industry that wants to stop paying for it. The Livestock Marketing Association, which represents about one million small cattle producers and feeders, plans to call for an industrywide referendum to end the program, created by Congress. Producers are required by law to pay $1 per cow into the fund, which has generated about $1 billion in the 10 years ...

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