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Since Stewart Parnell Got the Boot – Peanut Standards Board nominations – USDA AMS is seeking nominations for terms of office ending June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012.

For those who have forgotten, after Stewart Parnell, former President of the Peanut Corporation of America, was booted as a Board member of the Peanut Standards Board, a vacancy arose.  My suggestion for a replacement – ME!  More information below:

Organization: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Summary: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and industry representatives.

USDA seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for selection as Board members for terms of office ending June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012. Selected nominees sought by this action would fill two currently vacant industry representative positions for the remainder of terms of office ending June 30, 2011, and six producer and industry representatives who are currently serving for the term of office that ends June 30, 2009. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and industry representatives.

Nominees should complete a Peanut Standards Board Background Information form, which can be obtained at – LINK

Source: Federal Register: April 29, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 81)

Applications Due By: Nominations must be received on or before May 29, 2009

Web site: The Federal Register notice is at LINK

More information about the Peanut Standards Board is at LINK

Contact: Nominations should be sent to Dawana J. Clark, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, Telephone: (301) 734- 5243; Fax: (301) 734-5275; E-mail: Dawana.Clark@usda.gov