The Dairy Research and Promotion Program, also known as the Dairy Checkoff Program, is a national producer and importer program for dairy product promotion, research, and nutrition education. To fund the program, U.S. dairy farmers pay a 15-cents- per hundred-weight assessment on their milk and importers pay 7.5 cents per hundred-weight on dairy products imported into the U.S. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board administers the program which funds such efforts as Fuel Up to Play 60, the National Dairy Council, and the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
In the News
December 16, 2014 – USDA Announces Proposed Expansion of Organic Assessment Exemption.
Diversity in Research and Promotion Programs
For R&P programs to be successful in leading and advancing American agriculture, it is essential that their board members reflect the full diversity of American agriculture.
- View a short video featuring representatives from the National Mango Board, National Dairy Board, National Pork Board, National Watermelon Board, and the Cotton Board.