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27 appointed to Cattlemen's Beef Board

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board works to expand markets.

Twenty-seven people have been appointed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Twenty-five of the appointees will serve three-year terms. Two appointees will serve the remaining one-year portion of vacant positions.

  1. Bruce T. Jackson, Lockesburg, Ark.
  2. J. Kent Bamford, Haxton, Colo.
  3. Cliff W. Coddington, Bradenton, Fla.
  4. Jared Brackett, Filer, Idaho
  5. Phil Perry, Oskaloosa, Kan.
  6. Trista Brown Priest, Satanta, Kan.
  7. Ryan Miller, Bardstown, Ky.
  8. Leon James, Hurdland, Mo.
  9. Turk Stovall, Billings, Mont.
  10. Katie Cooper, Willow Creek, Mont.
  11. Bill Baldwin, Mitchell, Neb.
  12. Jim Eschliman, Ericson, Neb.
  13. Raymond Erbele, Streeter, N.D.
  14. Blayne Arthur, Stillwater, Okla.
  15. Jimmy Taylor, Cheyenne, Okla.
  16. Dick McElhaney, Hookstown, Pa.
  17. Bill Slovek, Philip, S.D.
  18. Jackie White Means, Van Horn, Texas
  19. Jason Peeler, Floresville, Texas
  20. Michael Wayne White, Vernon, Texas
  21. Sean P. Jones, Massey, Md., Mid-Atlantic Unit
  22. Rob Von Der Lieth, Copperopolis, Calif., Southwest Unit
  23. Laurie Bryant, Burke, Va., Importer
  24. Rob Williams, Chase, Md., Importer
  25. Jeffrey Isenmann, Rochester Hills, Mich., Importer
  26. Nicholas Brander, Wilmette, Ill., Importer (1-year term)
  27. Steven Hobbs, Larkspur, Colo., Importer (1-year term)

“The Cattlemen's Beef Board works to build demand for beef by helping to maintain and expand markets through their research, promotion, and information sharing efforts,” said Perdue. “Their work represents all segments of the beef industry and I know that the agricultural sector will be well served by them."

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board is composed of 99 members, all of whom are beef producers or importers of cattle, beef or beef products. The board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985.

Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards.  They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity for participating stakeholders. 

Source: USDA AMS

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