H.R. 8141 (94th): Beef Research and Information Act

Jun 23, 1975 (94th Congress, 1975–1976)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 7656 (same title)
Signed by the President — May 28, 1976

Thomas Foley
Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 7656 (identical)

Signed by the President
May 28, 1976


This bill was introduced on June 23, 1975, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 23, 1975
Referred to Committee Jun 23, 1975
Full Title

A bill to enable cattle producers to establish, finance, and carry out a coordinated program of research, producers and consumer information, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for cattle, beef, and beef products.


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Beef Research and Information Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to issue orders:
(1) providing for the establishment and administration of plans for advertising, sales promotion, and consumer information with respect to the use of cattle, beef, or beef products and for the disbursement of necessary funds for such purposes;
(2) providing for research and studies with respect to sale, distribution, marketing, utilization, or production of cattle, beef, or beef products, and the creation of new products thereof, to the end that the marketing and utilization of cattle, beef, or beef products may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more acceptable, and the data collected by such activities may be disseminated and for the disbursement of necessary funds for such purposes; and
(3) providing that slaughterers maintain and make available for inspection such books and records as may be required by any order issued pursuant to this Act. Provides for the establishment of a Beef Board, to be composed of not more than 68 cattle producers or representatives of cattle producers appointed by the Secretary. Sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the Beef Board, including:
(1) the administration of the orders of the Secretary in accordance with its terms and provisions; and
(2) the issuance of rules and regulations to effectuate the terms and provisions of such orders.
Requires the Secretary to conduct a referendum among cattle producers who have been engaged in the production of cattle for the purpose of ascertaining whether the issuance of an order is approved or favored by not less than two-thirds of such producers.
Authorizes appropriations of such funds as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

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