According to a United States Department of Agriculture press release, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Monday announced the appointment of 12 members to serve on the Federal Grain Inspection Service’s (FGIS) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee beginning July 1, 2018.
Members appointed for three years are:
- John W. Lindgren, Vancouver, Wash.
- Rick L. Robinette, South Sioux City, Neb.
- Mark A. Watne, Jamestown, N.D.
- Randall W. Burns, Malverne, Ark.
- Dr. Errol B. Turnipseed, Brooking, S.D.
Members appointed for two years are:
- Bruce A. Sutherland, Okemos, Mich.
- John J. Morgan, Crowley, La.
- Linsey Mofit-Tobin, Long Grove, Iowa
- Sarah Sexton-Bowsher, Mayetta, Kan.
- Chad R. Becnel, Gonzales, La.
Members selected as alternates to serve one-year terms are:
- Aaron T. Anseeuw, Virginia Beach, Va.
- Patricia Dumoulin, Hampshire, Ill.
“The United States is recognized as the world leader in grain production with harvests that offer high-quality, consistency and variety,” said Perdue. “Members of the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee are valued USDA partners who deliver precious advice on grain inspection and weighing. Their recommendations ensure that FGIS services meet the needs of all our stakeholders. Ultimately that supports the American economy.”
Established in 1981, the Advisory Committee represents the interests of all segments of the U.S. grain industry from producer to exporter. The 15-member committee typically includes grain processors, merchandisers, handlers, exporters, consumers, grain inspection agencies and scientists.