Hildenbrand appointed to Beef Promotion and Research Board

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Dubois County Cattle Producer Edmund Hildenbrand was one of 40 appointees by US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.

Hildenbrand, a Huntingburg native, replaces outgoing board member Norman Voyles Jr., a beef producer who served on the board for six years and is completing a year as chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.

All appointees serve three-year terms and are eligible to serve two terms. New board members will take office in February.

According to the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 and is composed of 101 members representing 34 States and 5 units. Members are beef producers or importers of beef and beef products nominated by certified producer organizations.

Since 1966, Congress has authorized the development of industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for ag industries to combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight to 22 boards, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.

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