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USDA Seeks Nominees for Upcoming American Egg Board

May 3, 2023
Appointees would serve on the 2024-2026 American Egg Board.

The USDA has put out the call to industry looking for nominees to serve on the American Egg Board (AEB), with a particular focus on the Western States area, according to a news release from the administration.

AEB is composed of 18 members and 18 alternates and administers the egg research and promotion program authorized by the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act of 1974. Board members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

To be eligible for nomination, individuals must be producers or representatives of producers and own more than 75,000 laying hens and be nominated by a certified eligible organization. Producers who own less than 75,000 hens are eligible provided they have not applied for exemption and are paying assessments to AEB.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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