Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of five members to serve on the National Pork Board.
“These appointees represent a cross section of the pork producers and I know they will help us better meet the needs of our American farmers, ranchers, and producers,” said Perdue. “Their work is important as pork production is critical to the U.S. farm sector and the American economy as a whole.”
The producers appointed to serve three-year terms include:
- Brett Kaysen, Nunn, Colo.
- Steven R. Rommereim, Alcester, S.D.
- Scott Phillips, Drexel, Mo.
- Heather Hill, Greenfield, Ind.
- Deb Balance, Fremont, N.C.
The National Pork Board is composed of 15 pork producers, who are nominated by the National Pork Producers delegate body. The body is made up of approximately 160 producer and importer members.
It was created and is administered under the authority of the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985 (PDF). It became effective September 5, 1986, when the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order (PDF) was implemented.