WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations to fill nine member and nine alternate member vacancies on the American Egg Board for the 2021 to 2022 term. The deadline for nominations is November 16, 2020.
Any egg producers owning 75,000 or more laying hens may be nominated by a certified eligible operation. USDA will select appointees from the nominated producers.
Nomination forms, a list of the three areas and the certified eligible operations within each area are available on the AMS American Egg Board webpage. Due to reapportionment of the American Egg Board, the geographic areas were decreased from six regions to three regions. The number of members and alternates have stayed the same.
The American Egg Board is composed of 18 members and 18 alternates and administers the egg research and promotion program authorized by the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act of 1974. For more information, contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611 or Barbara.Josselyn@usda.gov.
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the development of industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool their resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight of 21 boards, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.
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