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Oregon Beef Council is one of 22 commodity commissions that promote Oregon's agricultural products under the supervision of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. In 1986, the federal Beef Promotion and Research Act authorized the collection of a $1.00 per head Checkoff at the time of sale. Of each dollar collected, 50 cents is sent to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board located in Denver to fund national programs of promotion, education, and research.

The remaining 50 cents, less a collection fee, is sent to the Oregon Beef Council. On June 23, 2006, the Oregon Beef Council unanimously approved the proposed administrative rules required by House Bill 2656, which increases the Beef Checkoff in Oregon by 50 cents. On July 3, 2006, the Oregon 50 cent Checkoff went into effect.

1827 NE 44th Ave, Suite 315, Portland OR 97213

Phone: 503-274-2333 | Fax: 503-274-5404

Our staff oversees the day-to-day activities. You can also send us a message.

William N. Wise, CEO

Julie Hoffman, Associate Director

Randi Alexander-Rolison, Operations Manager

request for proposals 

The Oregon Beef Council is soliciting proposals for projects in the following areas:     

  • Positive Producer Image  
  •  Studying Legislation  
  •  Education related to beef 
  • Generic promotion of beef   

    Any individual or organization may propose projects in any of the categories listed above.     
    Projects must meet the Beef Council’s mission of enhancing the beef industry’s image of profitability of Oregon’s beef industry.   
    Approved projects must comply with the Beef Promotion and Research Act and O.R.S. 577.   

    To present a proposal you must complete and submit an Authorization Request Form by March 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm via email to [email protected]     
    If you have questions call the Oregon Beef Council office 503-274-2333.  

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