AMS No. 002-13
Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of a dairy importer member to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (Dairy Board).
Susan M. Troy was newly appointed as a member to fill a vacancy. Her term is effective immediately and will expire on Oct. 31, 2013.
The Dairy Board was established under the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983, as amended, to develop and administer a coordinated program of promotion, research, and nutrition education. The 38-member Dairy Board is authorized to design programs to strengthen the dairy industry’s position in domestic and foreign markets. The program is financed by a mandatory 15-cent per hundredweight assessment on all milk marketed commercially and a 7.5-cent per hundredweight assessment, or equivalent thereof, on milk and dairy products imported into the United States.
The Secretary selected the appointee from nominations submitted by individual importers of dairy products or by organizations representing dairy importers. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service monitors the operations of the Dairy Board.
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