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Jimmy Taylor of Cheyenne and Blayne Arthur of Stillwater Appointed to Be Newest Oklahoma Members to Cattlemen's Beef Board

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:11:59 CST

Jimmy Taylor of Cheyenne and Blayne Arthur of Stillwater Appointed to Be Newest Oklahoma Members to Cattlemen's Beef Board Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 27 members to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board. Twenty-five of the appointees will serve three-year terms. Two appointees will serve the remaining one-year portion of vacant positions.

Two of the 27 will be representing Oklahoma on the checkoff board- Jimmy Taylor of Cheyenne and Blayne Arthur of Stillwater will be seated in the new year- replacing Barbara Jacques and Terry Wyatt who are rotating off. The other CBB Board Members from Oklahoma include two of the current Beef Board Officers- Chairman Brett Morris of Ninnekah and Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Coffey of Springer, Oklahoma.

The complete list of the new appointees to the CBB include:

• Bruce T. Jackson, Lockesburg, Ark.
• J. Kent Bamford, Haxton, Colo.
• Cliff W. Coddington, Bradenton, Fla.
• Jared Brackett, Filer, Idaho
• Phil Perry, Oskaloosa, Kan.
• Trista Brown Priest, Satanta, Kan.
• Ryan Miller, Bardstown, Ky.
• Leon James, Hurdland, Mo.
• Turk Stovall, Billings, Mont.
• Katie Cooper, Willow Creek, Mont.
• Bill Baldwin, Mitchell, Neb.
• Jim Eschliman, Ericson, Neb.
• Raymond Erbele, Streeter, N.D.
• Blayne Arthur, Stillwater, Okla.
• Jimmy Taylor, Cheyenne, Okla.
• Dick McElhaney, Hookstown, Pa.
• Bill Slovek, Philip, S.D.
• Jackie White Means, Van Horn, Texas
• Jason Peeler, Floresville, Texas
• Michael Wayne White, Vernon, Texas
• Sean P. Jones, Massey, Md., Mid-Atlantic Unit
• Rob Von Der Lieth, Copperopolis, Calif., Southwest Unit
• Laurie Bryant, Burke, Va., Importer
• Rob Williams, Chase, Md., Importer
• Jeffrey Isenmann, Rochester Hills, Mich., Importer
• Nicholas Brander, Wilmette, Ill., Importer (1-year term)
• Steven Hobbs, Larkspur, Colo., Importer (1-year term)

"The Cattlemen's Beef Board works to build demand for beef by helping to maintain and expand markets through their research, promotion, and information sharing efforts," said Perdue. "Their work represents all segments of the beef industry and I know that the agricultural sector will be well served by them."

The Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board is composed of 99 members, all of whom are beef producers or importers of cattle, beef or beef products. The board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985.

Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Services provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity for participating stakeholders.



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