Secretary Vilsack announces CBB appointments

Mar 12, 2010
by WLJ

On March 10, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced 36 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB). All appointees will serve three-year terms beginning immediately.

Newly appointed members representing cattle producers are Barbara Jackson, Arizona; Willem Bylsma, California; Darrel Sweet, California; Robert Buck, Colorado; Jeffrey Clausen, Iowa; Dean Black, Iowa; Daniel Herrmann, Kansas; Larry Olten, Kansas; Genevieve Lyons, Louisiana; Andrew Salinas, Michigan; John Schafer, Minnesota; David McCormick, Mississippi; Kevin Frankenbach, Missouri; Kristy Lage, Nebraska; Judith Reece, Nebraska; Annalyn Settelmeyer, Nevada; Tamara Ogilvie, New Mexico; Ernest Harris, North Carolina; Thomas Woods, Oklahoma; James Kesler, South Carolina; Danni Beer, South Dakota; Linda Gilbert, South Dakota; Robert Reviere Jr., Tennessee; Larry Pratt, Texas; Andrea Reed, Texas; Rudolph Tate, Texas; Bruce Dopslauf, Texas; Laurie Munns, Utah; Jane Clifford, Vermont; Larry Echols, West Virginia; Martin Andersen, Wisconsin; Randall Geiger, Wisconsin; and Spencer Ellis, Wyoming.

Newly appointed members representing importers are Alberto Senosiain, Florida; Andrew Banchi, Pennsylvania; and Scott Hansen, Virginia.

In 2009, according to US- DA statistics, there were an estimated 950,000 farms with cattle, representing approximately 93.7 million head of cattle at the beginning of 2010. Top-producing states included Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, California and Oklahoma.

The board oversees collection of the $1-per-head checkoff on all cattle sold in the U.S. and $1-per-head equivalent on imported cattle, beef and beef products. In addition, the board contracts with established national, nonprofit, industry-governed organizations to implement programs of promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications.

The 106-member board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985. — WLJ