The USDA is on the lookout for nominees to serve on the Cattlemen's Beef Board, the agency's Agricultural Marketing Service said Tuesday.
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, Virginia, the Southwest Unit (California and Nevada), and the Importer Unit.
Any beef producer within the United States that owns cattle or any importer who imports cattle or beef can be considered for nomination, AMS said. All eligible producers and importers are invited to seek nomination by June 1, 2014.
A beef producer must be nominated by a USDA Certified Producer Organization and submit a completed application.
For the contact information of the Certified Producer Organizations in your state or region, visit: www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketingprograms.
Currently composed of 103 members representing 35 states and six geographically contiguous units, 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 nominated by Certified Producer Organizations.
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