Frustrated that the group has not yet reached a consensus to his liking, the Secretary took matters into his own hands.
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How do cattlemen across the country feel about U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s idea to create a second Beef Checkoff Program? Bob McCan, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Texas cattle rancher, says 45 state cattlemen’s groups representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders have locked arms to tell the Secretary “hands off.”