USDA Seeks Nominees for American Lamb Board

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Release No.: 057-17

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for positions on the 2018 American Lamb Board.

There are five vacancies for the 2018 Board. The vacancies include one position for a producer with less than 100 lambs, one position for a producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder position with less than 5,000 lambs, one first handler position, and one seedstock producer position.

Any producer, feeder, first handler, or seedstock producer within the U.S. that owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. Candidates must be nominated by USDA Certified Nominating Organizations and complete all nomination forms.

Deadline for nominations is May 30, 2017.

For more information on Board nominations and a list of USDA Certified Nominating Organizations in your state or region, visit the American Lamb Board page on the AMS website.

Composed of 13 members representing two geographical regions, the Board administers a research and promotion program authorized by the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. USDA encourages board membership that reflects the diversity of the individuals served by its industry.

Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 research and promotion boards that are industry-funded and empower agricultural industries with a framework to pool 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 ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.

For more information, contact James Brow, Research and Promotion Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program, AMS, USDA; Room 2610-S; STOP 0249; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, D.C. 20250-0249; Tel. (202) 720-0633, email or fax (202) 720-1125.

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