Request a State Checkoff Refund

Checkoff payments are mandatory, but in many states a refund from the state-level checkoff program is available. Each state has its own regulations and process. Below is state checkoff refund information we have been able to gather, but please note that it is not a complete list. If your checkoff program is not listed below, we suggest calling the commodity checkoff office in your state and asking if they offer refunds and how to obtain one.

AL

Beef 
Website: http://www.bamabeef.org/p/beefcheckoff/283
Email: info@bamabeef.org
Phone: (334) 265-1867
Note: Submit a note and supporting documents to the state office at 201 S. Bainbridge St. Montgomery, Al 36104

CO

Sheep and Wool
Website: http://www.coloradosheep.org/files/44273219.pdf
Email: cwgawool@aol.com
Phone: (970) 874-1433
Note: Refund form is available at the website.

ID

Beef
Website: http://www.idbeef.org/resources/producers
Phone: (208) 376-6004
Note: Producers wishing to seek a refund will need to complete a refund request following their payment of the checkoff assessment. Refund request forms are issued by the Idaho Beef Council office. To request a form, contact the IBC office at (208) 376-6004.

IL

Beef
Website: https://www.illinoisbeef.com/beefcheckoff.aspx
Email: https://www.illinoisbeef.com/contact-us
Phone: (217) 787-4280
Note: The fifty cent state checkoff is refundable by contacting Illinois Beef Association.

IN

Corn
Website: https://www.incorn.org/resources/media/CornCheckoffRefundApp2018.pdf
Email: refunds@incorn.org
Phone: 1-877-267-6444
Note: Refund form is available at the website.

IA

Beef
Email: http://www.iabeef.org/about/contact-us
Phone: (515) 296-2305
Note: A producer who has paid an assessment to the mandatory Iowa State Beef Checkoff may obtain a refund of the amount paid by filing an application for refund with the Iowa Beef Industry Council within 90 days after the sale of cattle. The application must be in writing, on a form provided by the Iowa Beef Industry Council for that purpose, and accompanied by proof of payment of the assessment.

Corn
Website: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.agricharts.com/sites/14/2013%20Files/PDF/GrainCheckOffForm.pdf
Email: corninfo@iowacorn.org
Phone: 515-225-9242
Note: Refund form is available at the website.

KS

Corn
Website: https://kscorn.com/kcc/
Phone: (785) 278-0899
Note: A grower must request an individually-numbered refund voucher from the Kansas Corn Commission. Voucher requests can be made in writing, online or by phone. The commission staff will assign a number to each voucher and send it to the grower who is requesting the refund. The voucher cannot be copied. The voucher is a two-part form that is filled out by the grower and the first purchaser of the corn. To request a form by phone, call the KCC office at 785-410-5009. To request a voucher online, fill out and submit the form on the website.

KY

Beef
Website: https://www.kybeef.com/beefcheckoff.aspx
Email: beef@kycattle.org
Phone: (859) 278-0899
Note: Request refund form by email or by phone.

Corn
Website: https://www.kycorn.org/checkoff-faqs.html
Email: laura@kycorn.org
Phone: 1-800-326-0906
Note: A corn producer can apply for a complete refund within thirty (30) days of the sale. Refunds must be requested in writing and sent to Kentucky Corn Growers Association, PO Box 90, Eastwood, KY 40018.

Sheep and Goat
Website: https://www.kysheepandgoat.org/check-off
Phone: (502) 682-7780
Email: info@kysheepandgoat.org
Note: To receive a refund from the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Council, you must send the request in writing and attach a stockyard stub verifying the sale of the animal(s) within 30 days of sale. You may send your request to: Kentucky Sheep and Goat Council, PO Box 4709, Frankfort, KY 40604.

MD

Grain
Website: http://www.marylandgrain.com/Investing_in_Our_Future.htm
Email: marguerite.mdag@gmail.com
Phone: (443) 262-8491
Note: Email them your address and they will mail you a checkoff application form.

MN

Corn, Turkey, Dry Edible Beans, Area II Potatoes, and Sunflowers
Website: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/food/business/checkoff
Phone: (651) 201-6013
Note: A refund form is available on the website.

MO

Corn
Phone: (800) 827-4181
Note: Click here to download a refund form.

ND

Beef
Website: http://www.ndbeef.org/ndcheckoffrefunds.aspx
Email: ndbeef@ndbeef.org
Phone: (701) 328-5120
Note: Call or send an email to ask for your prenumbered form.

OH

Beef
Website: https://www.ohiobeef.org/about/ohio-beef-council
Email: beef@ohiobeef.org
Phone: (614) 873-6736
Note: Request a form by email and they will mail it to you.

Sheep and Wool
Website: http://www.ohiosheep.org/oswp-forms.html
Note: Refund form is available at the website

OK

Oilseed
Website: http://okoilseed.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/OOC_refund_form_2012.pdf
Email: jrsholar@aol.com
Note: Refund form is available at the website.

SD

Corn
Website: http://sdlegislature.gov/interim/2007/infobudgets/CornUtilizationCouncil.pdf
Phone: (605) 334-0100
Note from website: “Any grower subject to the assessment may, within sixty days following the assessment, make application to the council for a refund of the assessment. Upon the return of the refund application, accompanied by a record of the assessment by the first purchaser, the grower will be refunded the net amount of the assessment collected within sixty days.”

TN

Beef
Website: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/department/ag-advancement/livestock-marketing-resources-rd/beef/tennessee-beef-promotion-program.html
Email: lhancock@tnbeef.org
Phone: (615) 896-5811

TX

Beef
Website: http://www.txbprc.org/
Phone: (855) 557-7752
Note: Refund form is available at the website.