USDA Announces Extension of National Processed Raspberry Council Nomination Period

June 21, 2018

The National Processed Raspberry Council has extended the nomination period for members and alternates to July 15, 2018. Nominees will be selected by their peers for consideration by USDA to fill terms ending Dec. 31, 2018. Individuals selected will serve three-year terms that end Dec. 31, 2021.

The council is seeking nominees to fill the following seats:

  • Two producer members and alternates from Washington or states producing a minimum of three million pounds of raspberries for processing
  • One producer member and an alternate from California or states producing less than three million pounds of raspberries for processing
  • One importer member and an alternate
  • One foreign producer member and an alternate
  • One public member and an alternate
  • Two vacant importer alternate seats for terms that will end Dec. 31, 2019

Nomination applications are available at or by contacting National Processed Raspberry Council Executive Director Tom Krugman at (360) 354-0948 or You may also contact USDA Marketing Specialist Hakim Fobia at (202) 720-4835 or

The council is industry-funded and supports the marketing and promotion of processed raspberries. More information about the council is available on the National Processed Raspberry Council page on the Agricultural Marketing Service website.

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

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