The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations to fill nine member and nine alternate member vacancies on the American Egg Board for the 2020-21 term. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2019.
Any egg producers owning 75,000 or more laying hens may be nominated by a certified eligible operation. USDA will select appointees from the nominated producers.
Nomination forms, a list of the six areas and the certified eligible operations within each area are available on the American Egg Board page on the AMS website.
The American Egg Board is composed of 18 members and 18 alternates and administers the egg research and promotion program authorized by the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act of 1974. Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 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. AMS provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps to ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.
For more information, contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611 or Barbara.Josselyn@.usda.gov, or fax (202) 720-1125. You may also send postal mail to:
Research and Promotion Division
Livestock and Poultry Program
STOP 0251 - Room 2610-S
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0251
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