USDA Seeks Nominations

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Are you, or do you know, a dairy producer who would be a good canidate for the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board? Nominate them today – applications are due by June 18, 2010.

The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint 12 individuals from those nominated to succeed members whose terms expire Oct. 31. The 12 new members will serve 3-year terms beginning Nov. 1, and ending Oct. 31, 2013.

USDA will accept nominations from the following regions: Region 2 (California); Region 3 (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming); Region 4 (Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas); Region 6 (Wisconsin); Region 9 (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia); Region 10 (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia); Region 11 (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania); and Region 12 (New York). Five members will be appointed for Region 2 (California), and one member for each of the remaining seven regions.

The 36-member National Dairy Promotion and Research Board is authorized to design programs to strengthen the dairy industry’s position in domestic and foreign markets. The national program is financed by a mandatory 15-cent per hundredweight assessment on all milk marketed commercially by dairy producers.

Source: USDA

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