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KCA Requests Kansas Legislature Support Disqualifying KLA as QSBC

Topeka, KS - Kansas Cattlemen's Association hereby requests the Kansas Legislature support disqualifying the Kansas Livestock Association, commonly referred to as KLA, and subsequently, the Kansas Beef Council, as the state’s Qualified State Beef Council. In addition, KCA supports all federally mandated Beef Checkoff assessments be transferred directly to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board until such time as the Kansas Legislature enacts legislation to provide for a Qualified State Beef Council that is independent, transparent, and representative of all cattle producers in Kansas.

The Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 was designed to provide each state with the authority to, at least partially, govern the Beef Checkoff at the state level. Qualified State Beef Councils (QSBC) are permitted to retain a portion of collected Beef Checkoff assessments for state-wide