By Doug Ferguson, for The Western Producer
Alberta Beef Producers is facing tough decisions about its future as an advocate for ranchers and farmers because of checkoff refunds.
The organization refunds almost half the check-off dollars collected from producers.
“It’s having a tremendous effect on us,” said chair Melanie Wowk. If the situation continues to worsen, “we’re going to have to do a lot more cuts and we’ll have to start looking at making more major cuts within the organization, so we’re really hoping to try and turn this refund rate around.”
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