USDA Secretary Mike Johanns announced new appointments to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion Board. Among the beef-producer appointments are: Judy Prosser, AZ.; Jack Cowley and Richard Nock, CA; Roger Evans, CO; Jeffrey Clausen and Robert Johnson, IA; Jerald Bohn and Don Hullman, KS; T. Barrett Porter, LA; Charles Markley, MI; Aquilla Ward, Mid-Atlantic; John Schafer, MN; Charles Hull, MS; Jerry King, MO; Kristy Lage and David Lamb, NE; Preston Wright, NV; Margaret McKeen, NM; Roger Pendleton, NC; Lucinda Williams, Northeast; Bill Boyer, OK; Allen Walth and Myron Williams, SD; Jennifer Senn, Southeast; Robert Reviere, Jr., TN.; Peter Case, Justin Dauer, Charles Kiker III, and Walter Lasley, TX; Richard Nielson, UT; Mark Riechers and Nancy Thomas, WI.; Dianne Kirkbride, WY. Appointed to represent importers were: Lawrence Bryant, VA; Greg Silpe, CT; and Michelle Gorman, MD.
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent