U.S. beef export values remain at record levels, making a major contribution to U.S. market prices. Those exports have not happened on their own - beef producers themselves have made strategic investments of beef checkoff dollars for nearly three decades now. Brian Baxter has more about the work to build global demand for U.S. beef, in this report from Nebraska. Mark Jagels, a Nebraska corn, soybean and cattle producer served a year as Chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. In this report from the Jagels' farm, he talks about the role of the beef checkoff in growing beef exports.