USDA Announces Popcorn Board Appointments

Date: 
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:45am
Contact Info: 

Release No.: 165-18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2018 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Popcorn Board.

Members newly appointed to serve three-year terms are: 

  • Tracy Boever, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Samuel Krug, Chapman, Neb.
  • Bill Brush, North Loup, Neb.

The Popcorn Board has five processor members. Each can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.

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 (AMS) provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity.

More information about the board is available on AMS’ Popcorn Board web page and on the board’s website, Popcorn.org.

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