USDA Seeks Nominees for the Popcorn Research and Promotions Board

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:00am

Release No.: 055-17

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations to fill two seats on the Popcorn Research and Promotion Board that will come open Dec. 31, 2017. Members are appointed to serve a three-year term.

Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017.

Producers that process more than four million pounds of popcorn are eligible to submit up to two nominations for each vacancy. The Board will submit the nominations to the Department of Agriculture for a final selection.

More information is available on the Popcorn Research and Promotion Board page on the AMS website, or contact Deborah Simmons at (202) 720-4140, email

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. The Agricultural Marketing Service provide oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.

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