USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. The deadline for all eligible producers and importers is July 21, 2017.
Vacancies for producer and importer member positions will occur in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Mid-Atlantic Unit (Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.), the Southwest Unit (California and Nevada), and the Importer Unit.
Any beef producer in the United States who owns cattle or any importer that imports cattle or beef can be considered for nomination. Producers and importers must be nominated through a USDA certified producer organization.
For more information on the board nominations and list of producer organizations certified by USDA to submit nominations in your state, visit the Cattlemen’s Beef Board page.
Composed of 99 members representing 32 states, 5 geographically contiguous units, and importers, the board administers a research and promotion program authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from producers and importers nominated by certified producer organizations.
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 to ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency, and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.
For more information, contact Mike Dinkel; Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program, AMS, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Room 2610-S, STOP 0249; Washington, D.C. 20250-0249; tel. (301) 352-7497, email mailto:[email protected], or fax (202) 720-1125.
Source: USDA AMS