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Funding for USMEF programs and activities comes from diverse funding sources that mirror its diverse membership. Sources for USMEF’s budget are:

  • 40% from USDA (MAP, FMD and ATP)

  • 23% from the Beef Checkoff

  • 15% from the Pork Checkoff

  • 10% from the Soybean Checkoff

  • 8% from the Corn Checkoff

  • 4% from the lamb industry, packer/processors, purveyor/traders, agribusiness, farm organizations and others

(Based on FY 2021 audited financial statements)

As a cooperator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USMEF receives funds through the Market Access, Emerging Market and Foreign Market Development programs. The most vertically integrated trade association in the meat and livestock industry, USMEF also receives funding and support from the Beef, Pork, Lamb, Corn and Soybean Checkoff programs.

For more information on the USDA Market Access Program (MAP), the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD), or the Emerging Markets Program (EMP), please visit the following websites:

As a member organization, USMEF is funded by its members which are drawn from beef/veal producers and feeders, pork producers and feeders, lamb producers and feeders, packers and processors, purveyors and traders, oilseeds producers, feedgrains producers, farm organizations and supply and service organizations.

Audited financial statements can be accessed from the PDF Resources.