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Schafer Names His Egg Board

by 5m Editor
25 March 2008, at 9:55am

WASHINGTON, US - The US Agricultural secretary, Ed Schafer, has appointed nine new members to the American egg board including nine new alternatives each to serve two year terms. The board will administer egg research and promotion.

The board is composed of 18 members and 18 alternates representing six regions. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from egg producers nominated by organizations representing the egg industry.

Membership terms on the board are staggered so that half of the membership is appointed each year in order to provide continuity in policy.

The program is funded entirely by a 10-cent per 30-dozen case assessment on eggs marketed by producers with flocks of over 75,000 hens. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, an agency of the marketing and regulatory programs mission area, monitors operations of the board.

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