Nominations Sought for US National Milk Board

US - Fluid milk processors and other interested parties are being asked to nominate candidates for the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board.
calendar icon 26 September 2008
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The US Secretary of Agriculture will appoint seven individuals from those nominated to succeed members whose terms expire June 30, 2009. Newly appointed or reappointed members will serve 3-year terms from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.

The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board was established by the Fluid Milk Promotion Act of 1990, as amended, to develop and administer a coordinated program of advertising and education to promote fluid milk products. Of the board's 20 members, 15 represent geographic regions and five are at-large members. The at-large members must include at least three fluid milk processors and at least one member from the general public. Currently, the board’s membership includes four at-large processor members and one member from the general public.

The national fluid milk program is financed by a mandatory 20-cent per hundredweight assessment on fluid milk processors who process and market commercially in consumer-type packages more than 3 million pounds of fluid milk products per month in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia, excluding those fluid milk products delivered directly to consumer residences.

USDA will accept nominations for board representation in five geographic regions and two at-large positions. Nominees for the five regional positions must be active owners or employees of a fluid milk processor. One at-large position may be either a fluid milk processor or from the general public.

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