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Conner Names Members To the National Mango Board


Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner today announced six appointments to the 20-member National Mango Board. These six appointees were nominated by the Board to fill three importer positions and three foreign producer positions. The members will start their three-year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2008 and ending Dec. 31, 2010.

Newly appointed members are: Caleb “Cliff” Cavazos, Rio Rico, Ariz., importer, District III; and Flavio Muranaka, Brazil and Yamil Farah, Ecuador, foreign producers.

Reappointed members are: Ismael Diaz, Rio Rico, Ariz., importer, District III; Larry Nienkerk, Woodside, Calif., importer, District IV and Paul Barclay, Peru, foreign producer.

The National Mango Board is an industry-funded, national generic program of research and promotion, industry and consumer information conducted to maintain, expand and develop domestic markets for fresh mangos. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service monitors the operations of the National Mango Board.


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