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USDA appoints 159 to 2020 National Pork Producers Delegate Body

Representation is based on annual net assessments collected on sales of domestic hogs within individual states, with a minimum of two producers from each state.

The USDA has announced the appointment of 154 producers and five importers to the 2020 National Pork Producers Delegate Body.

Delegates meet annually to recommend the rate of assessment, determine the percentage of assessments that state associations will receive, and nominate producers and importers to the Pork Board. Representation on the Delegate Body is based on annual net assessments collected on sales of domestic hogs within individual states, with a minimum of two producers from each state. States have the option of not submitting nominees.

Members appointed to serve one-year terms are:

Alabama: Daniel Tubbs, Oakman; Wesley Gates, Pickensville

Alaska: Rich C. Worrell, Wasilla; Pattie R. Worrell, Wasilla

Arkansas: Clayton R. Bailey, Mountainburg; Charles Metz, London

Arizona: Shannon Schulz, Tonopah; Alfredo Sotomayor, Lakeside

California: Aaron Prinz, Woodland; Chance Reeder, Ripon

Colorado: Andrea Anderson, Wray; Ian Mackay, Holyoke

Connecticut: Hazel Secchiaroli, Waterford; Jonathan G. Secchiaroli, Waterford

Delaware: John B. Tigner Jr., Hartly; Henry Clay Johnson IV, Selbyville

Florida: Tommy Crawford, Lake Butler; Kyle M. Mendes, Gainesville

Georgia: Dania DeVane, Cuthbert; Mark Clemmer, Broxton

Hawaii: Kaylen M. Souza, Waianae; Ronald B. McKeehan Sr., Honokaa

Idaho: Brittney Murphy, Burley; Logan Thornton, Kuna

Illinois: Jason Propst, Toledo; Thomas Titus, Elkhart; Pamela S. Janssen, Minonk; Dale Weitekamp, Raymond; Alan Kollmann, Altamont; Mike Woltmann, Kingston.

Indiana: Jeremy Bartlett, Brookston; Nathan Hedden, Battle Ground; Joe Mann, Cloverdale; Nick Maple, Amboy; Nicholas E. Tharp, Coatesville; Bill Tempel, Gentryville

Iowa: Joe Rotta, Merrill; Kevin L. Lewis, Goldfield; Edward E. Juhl, Hudson; Trish Cook, Winthrop; Aaron Juergens, Carroll; Ryan Pudenz, Ames; Joel Van Gilst, Oskaloosa; Mike Paustian, Walcott; Tim Bierman, Larrabee; Howard T. Hill, Cambridge; Jim Hogan, Monticello; Gregg K. Hora, Fort Dodge; Steven Kerns, Clearfield; Greg Lear, Spencer; Rod Leman, Fort Dodge; Dennis Liljedahl, Essex; Curtis Meier, Clarinda; Mark Meirick, Protivin; Dwight Mogler, Alvord; David Moody, Nevada; Dale Gerard Reicks, New Hampton; Marv Rietema, Sioux Center; Jamie Schmidt, Garner; Timothy J. Schmidt, Hawarden; Leon C. Sheets, Ionia; Dave Struthers, Collins; Trent Thiele, Elma; Marv Van Den Top, Boyden; Al Wulfekuhle, Quasqueton; Mike Ver Steeg, Inwood

Kansas: David Hartter, Sabetha; Roy J. Henry, Longford; Kenton McKee, Goff; Michael Springer, Neodesha

Kentucky: Eric Heard, Auburn; Benji Hudnall, Bowling Green

Maine: Michael Hemond, Minot; Brittany Hemond, Minot

Maryland: Andy J. Bauer, Dayton; Michael Stoner, Taneytown

Michigan: Pat Albright, Coldwater; Edward L. Reed, Three Rivers; Ryan Hunter, Vicksburg

Minnesota: Pat FitzSimmons, Dassel; Reuben Bode, Courtland; Bradley L. Hennen, Ghent; JoDee Lynn Haala, New Ulm; Chris Compart; Nicollet; Wanda Patsche, Welcome; Brian Schwartz, Sleepy Eye; Myrna Jean Welter, Stewartville; Brian Johnson, Walnut Grove; Dan Helvig, Truman; Galen Johnson, Dodge Center; Meg E. Freking, Alpha; Greg Boerboom, Marshall

Mississippi: Sean Boe, Moselle; Terry Emerson, West Point

Missouri: Adam Dohrman, Sweet Springs; Francis Forst, Lamar; Donald L. Laut, Jr., Fredericktown; Dean Rehmeier, Augusta

Montana: Jacob A. Waldner, Havre; Peter J. Wipf, Carter

Nebraska: John Csukker, Shelby; Darin Uhlir, Saint Paul; Connor J. Livingston, Fairbury; Aaron Reichmuth, Humphrey; Michael R. Luckey, Columbus

Nevada: Katherine Combs, Las Vegas; Sarah Stallard, Las Vegas

New Hampshire: Alicia Pedemonti, Hopkinton

New Jersey: Kirk Stephens, Sussex

New York: Brian E. Bontrager, Darien Center; James Luckman, Gasport

North Carolina: Don Butler, Clinton; James L. Lamb, Clinton; Everett H. Johnson, Siloam; Jay Archer, Tarboro; Gaye D. Crowther, Tabor City; Michael Eugene Inman, Tar Heel; Brian J. Kennedy, Pink Hill; Jim H. Lynch, La Grange; Jared Porter, Concord; M. Todd See, Raleigh

North Dakota: James P. Clay, Bisbee; Kenneth Reistad, Larimore

Ohio: Josh Berry, Pleasantville; Kenneth M. Garee, Sunbury; Janel Hord, Bucyrus; Nick Seger, Sidney

Oklahoma: Angie Johnson, Holdenville; Tina Falcon, Tecumseh; Joe Popplewell, Stillwater.

Oregon: Ray J. Blake, Newberg; Jennifer L. Blake, Newberg

Pennsylvania: Ben Barcovtch, Lock Haven; Jeremy A. Ranck, Christiana; David A. Reinecker, York Springs

South Carolina: Gary Curtis Lee, Jr., Alcolu; Mark A. McLeod, Pinewood

South Dakota: Ferlyn Hofer, Canistota; Paul Wipf, Frankfort; Shane Odegaard, Lake Preston

Tennessee: James Mathis, Duck River; Dolly Jane Barnes, Selmer

Texas: Peter C. Baumert, Dalhart; Douglas Schaefer, Garden City

Utah: Rosa Cazares, Milford; Ryan Goff, Cedar City

Virginia: Jessica Cunningham, Elberon; R.O. Britt, Williamsburg

Washington: Paul R. Knittel, Davenport, Wash.; Jill M. Knittel, Davenport, Wash.

Wisconsin: Brian Klubertanz, Waterloo; Nathan P. Brickl, Prairie du Sac

Wyoming: Damein Christensen, Riverton; Jim Pannell, Hulett

Importers: Frank Jensen, Hoboken, N.J; Ole Nielsen, Madison, N.J.; Joseph A. Arthur Khayat, Secaucus, N.J.; Rich Maebert, South Orange, N.J.; Petruce, Freeland, Pa.

The National Pork Board and the Delegate Body were established under the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985. By law, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service oversees operations of the Pork Board and the Delegate Body.

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