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.