USDA Announces Appointments to the Paper and Packaging Board

August 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of two members to serve on the Paper and Packaging Board.

Members newly appointed to serve three-year terms are:

  • Jonathan Kraft, Foxborough, Mass.
  • Fred A. Towler, Memphis, Tenn.

The 2020 board will have 10 members, including nine domestic manufacturers and one importer. Members can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.

More information about the board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Paper and Packaging Board page and on the board’s website,

Since 1966, Congress has authorized 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. The Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity.

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