Schafer Appoints National Pork Producers Delegate Body
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer today appointed 155 pork producers and eight importers to the 2008 National Pork Producers Delegate Body. All appointees will serve a 1-year term. The delegates were selected from nominees submitted by state pork producer associations and importer groups. Delegates meet annually to recommend the rate of assessment, determine the percentage of assessments that state associations will receive and nominate producers and importers to the 15-member National Pork Board. The Delegate Body will be seated during the March 6-8, 2008, National Pork Industry Forum in St. Louis, Mo.
Appointed members representing pork producers by state are:
Alabama: Joseph C. Hall, Mark G. Pennington
Alaska: Jeannie L. Pinkelman, Russell A. Pinkelman
Arizona: Lawrence W. Beck, Michael D. Terrill
Arkansas: Jack A. Gourley, Steve C. Stephan
California: Steve P. Egbert, Ronald Luis
Colorado: David K. Amundson, Brett B. Rutledge
Connecticut: Charles E. Rowland
Delaware: Henry C. Johnson IV, John B. Tigner, Jr.
Florida: Tommy R. Crawford, James W. Wood
Georgia: Dania S. DeVane, Glen Walters,
Hawaii: Wayne I. Shimokawa, Evelyn A. Telles
Idaho: Bradley K. Thornton, Lisa C. Thornton
Illinois: Gary L. Asay, Phillip J. Borgic, David L. Conrady, Michael E. Haag, Brent E. Scholl, Darrell D. Stitzel, Brian D. Sturtevant
Indiana: Nancy E. Cline, C. Randall Curless, Levi J. Huffman, Mark H. Legan, Michael S. Lewis
Iowa: Stephen J. Burgmeier, Rodney G. Dykstra, Chad W. Grouwinkel, Howard T. Hill, Bryan K. Karwal, Chad R. Keppy, Steven L. Kerns, Greg R. Lear, Curtis D. Meier, O. Eugene Moody, David E. Moody, Dale G. Reicks, Marvin J. Rietema, Larry J. Sailer, Timothy J. Schmidt, Gregory J. Schroeder, Leon C. Sheets, Derrick D. Sleezer, Scott W. Tapper, Bill J. Tentinger, Donald H. Toale, Eugene D. Ver Steeg, John E. Vossberg, John P. Weber, Todd A. Wiley
Kansas: Chris C. Cox, Alan J. Haverkamp, Michael L. Springer, Ronald F. Suther
Kentucky: Maurice W. Heard, A. Mark Reding
Louisiana: William E. Fletcher, Harvey H. Patton III
Maine: Robert W. Cattan, Barrett A. Parks
Maryland: Thomas G. Hartsock, Patrick A. Rodgers
Massachusetts: Lisa D. Colby
Michigan: David B. Cheney, Patrick M. Hunter, Edward L. Reed
Minnesota: Rachel F. Anthony, Samuel K. Baidoo, Duane H. Bakke, Lynn J. Becker, William L. Crawford, Gregory M. Fox, Curtis J. Johnson, Craig A. Mensink, Burton A. Norell, Karen J. Richter, Bradley T. Stevermer, Douglas K. Wenner
Mississippi: James A. Hogue, Charles R. Power
Missouri: James E. Fisher, Everett L. Forkner, William D. Kessler, Walter J. Swier
Montana: Donald L. Herzog, John W. Rauser
Nebraska: David L. Harrington, Troy D. McCain, Terry D. O’Neel, Todd T. Stuthman, Greg L. Wortman
Nevada: Becky A. Louk, David S. Louk
New Hampshire: Doreen R. Gitschier, Jennifer L. Lamper
New Jersey: Kenneth J. Southard
New Mexico: Brent M. Van Dyke
New York: Sandra L. Hartman, Charles Miller
North Carolina: Curtis G. Barwick, Donald P. Butler, Henry Faison, Robert C. Hunt, Miriam N. Lewis, Zack McCullen III, L. Benjamin Outlaw III, George H. Pettus, Gregory A. Sconyers, Miles T. See, Jeffery J. Warren, Kraig A. Westerbeek
North Dakota: Daryl H. Dukart, Wayne A. Trottier
Ohio: Jim L. Albaugh, Anthony J. Bornhorst, Douglas D. Dawson, Gregory R. Kaffenbarger
Oklahoma: Karen D. Brewer, Lonnie C. Hoelscher, Charles E. Luthi, Joe C. Popplewell
Oregon: Richard C. TenEyck, Steven R. Wuergler
Pennsylvania: Oscar J. Manbeck, David A. Reinecker, Thomas A. Sollenberger
South Carolina: Larry B. DeHart, John R. Harris
South Dakota: Steven R. Rommereim, David J. Uttecht, John D. Wipf
Tennessee: Dennis A. Holder, Jamey C. Tosh
Texas: Florentino Lopez, Stanley M. Young
Utah: Kenneth B. Arnold, Linda L. Noyes
Virginia: Rex W. Alphin, Donald H. Horsley
Washington: D’Angelo Belton, Asa T. Timm
Wisconsin: Allen J. Ries, Jonathan J. Wyttenbach
Wyoming: Frosty Malone, Shawn M. Shmidl
Importers appointed to the Delegate Body are: David E. Biltchik, Robert S. Gellert, Frank D. Jensen, Stig H. Kjaeroe, Rich Maebert, Ole Nielsen, Albert F. Pish and Roland L. Schinbeckler.
Established under the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985, the Delegate Body and the National Pork Board have implemented a national program designed to improve the pork industry’s position in the marketplace.
The program is funded by an assessment currently set at 0.40 percent of the market value of all hogs sold in the United States. An equivalent amount on imported hogs, pork, and pork products also is collected.
Representation on the Delegate Body is based on annual net assessments collected on sales of domestic hogs within individual states, with a minimum of two producers from each state. States have the option of not submitting nominees. Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia did not submit any nominees. Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico each submitted a single nomination and Alaska submitted two.
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