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 (chĕk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
Collection of dues from members of a union by authorized deduction from their wages.


(ˈtʃɛkˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

1. the collection of union dues by employers through deductions from wages.
2. a voluntary contribution from one's income tax, as for a political campaign fund.
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The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety and sustainability and environmental management.
com)-- A diverse group of Colorado nonprofit organizations eligible for voluntary check-off donations from taxpayers has joined forces for the 13th annual Checkoff Colorado campaign.
USDA has dropped a proposal to institute a second beef checkoff program because of report language in the fiscal 2015 spending package that directs the department to do so.
The Hardwood Checkoff Blue Ribbon Committee submitted revisions to the proposed program that would limit the scope of eligible products while including export sales and yellow poplar.
The idea for a checkoff program catering to the organic sector has been bandied about for several years; however, the concept seems to have gained more steam recently.
ASA President John Hoffman says the allegations include: 1) the improper and wasteful expenditure of both checkoff and federal funds; 2) potential evasion of mandated salary and administrative spending caps by USB; 3)conflicts of interests at the United Soybean Board, which oversees the checkoff program; 4) use of checkoff funds for prohibited purposes by USB; and 5) wasteful and excessive spending by USB.
The 70 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.
In return, the politicians acquiesce to union demands for a union shop and the dues checkoff.
But even though states keep adding checkoff programs, taxpayer generosity is waning.
All the funds are raised through the voluntary checkoff on the federal income-tax form.
As you complete the state form, look for a checkoff box to donate monies to your state's nongame or endangered wildlife program.