• Datafile Name: Beef Council Check-offDownload .TXT file
  • Datafile Subject: Agriculture, Consumer,
  • Story names: Beef Council Check-off,
  • Reference: The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, May 28, 1988. U.S. Bureau of the Census, City and County Data Book, 1986
  • Authorization: free use
  • Description: A dollar a head promotion checkoff for cattle growers supports the advertising campaigns of the American Beef Council. Their current TV campaign features a voice-over by the actor, Robert Mitchum, using the theme "Beef - its what's for dinner." The Missoulian reported the percent of growers voting "yes" for the check-off by Montana's 56 counties. Characteristics of farms by counties were found in the City and County Data Book.
  • Number of Cases 56
  • Variable Names:
    1. YES: Percent of farmers voting "yes" for check-off
    2. BIG: Percent of farms with 500 acres or more
    3. PRIN: Percent of operators whose principle income is farming
    4. SIZE: Average size of farm (hundreds of acres)
    5. VAL: Average value of products sold ($ thousands)
    6. LIVE: Percent of products sold from livestock and poultry
    7. SALES: Percent of farms with sales of $100,000 or more

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