The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) seeks nominees to fill 41 vacancies on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.
Vacancies for producer and importer member positions are available in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, the Northwest Unit (Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington), the Southeast Unit (Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina), the Southwest Unit (California and Nevada) and the Importer Unit.
The deadline for nominations is June 17, 2019. Any beef producer in the United States who owns cattle or any importer that imports cattle or beef may be nominated. Producers and importers must be nominated by a USDA certified producer organization and submit a completed application. USDA will select appointees from the nominated producers and importers.
Nomination forms and a list of certified producer organizations in each state or unit are available on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board page on the AMS website.
The Cattleman’s Beef Board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 and is composed of 99 members representing 34 separate states, five units of geographically grouped states and one importer unit.
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the development of 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 of 22 boards, paid for by industry assessments, which helps 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 mail to Research and Promotion Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Room 2610-S, STOP 0251; Washington, D.C. 20250-0251.
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