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Cranberry Marketing Committee Announces 2018-2020 Membership


The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is pleased to announce members and alternates for the term beginning August 1, 2018 and running through July 31, 2020.

WAREHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) August 01, 2018

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is pleased to announce members and alternates for the term beginning August 1, 2018 and running through July 31, 2020.

CMC membership includes 13 members and nine alternate members from the U.S. cranberry industry who represent growers in each of four designated districts from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Central and Western regions of the United States. CMC membership also includes 1 public member and 1 alternate public member. CMC industry and alternate industry members are nominated to 2-year terms (limited to three consecutive terms as a voting member) by industry members from their respective districts. Nominated members are submitted for selection by the USDA Secretary.

CMC members have an important and direct influence over actions and activities of the committee. This includes when and what volume control regulations should be implemented, and what generic promotional and marketing activities are initiated utilizing funds that are collected through handler assessments, federal grants and other sources. There are generally two committee meetings held annually as well as intermittent meetings of subcommittees held throughout the year.

In addition to welcoming the new slate of members listed below, the CMC would like to recognize and thank the following outgoing members for volunteering their time and talents to serve on behalf of the U.S. cranberry industry: Gary Jensen of Warrens, WI; Frank O. Glenn III of Long Beach, WA; George Bussmann of Sixes, OR; Alexander C. Ells of Port Orford, OR; and Jessica Rezin of Warrens, WI.

2018-2020 MEMBERSHIP

District 1 (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut)
Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Lawrence C. Harju of Middleboro, MA; George Rogers of East Sandwich, MA; Adrienne Mollor of Bridgewater, MA (Alternate)

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
James Rezendes of Assonet, MA; Dawn Gates-Allen of Rochester, MA; Parker Mauck of Westport, MA (Alternate)

District 2 (New Jersey)
Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Stephen V. Lee IV of Chatsworth, NJ; Joseph W. Darlington of Browns Mills, NJ (Alternate)

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
William R. Poinsett of Browns Mills, NJ; Thomas E. Gerber of Medford, NJ (Alternate)

District 3 (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan)
Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Martin B. Potter of Camp Douglas, WI; David Bartling of Manitowish Waters, WI; Jill Amundson of Babcock, WI (Alternate)

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Wayne Gardner of Pittsville, WI; Vicki Nemitz of Warrens, WI; James Van Wychen of Warrens, WI (Alternate)

District 4 (Oregon, Washington)
Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Kevin M. Hatton of Grayland, WA; Jack Stein III of Westport, WA (Alternate)

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Ronald Puhl of Port Orford, OR; Nicholas A. Puhl of Port Orford, OR (Alternate)

Member-At-Large Major Cooperative Members & Alternate:
Douglas Rifleman of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Michael Viano of Lakeville, MA (Alternate)

About the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC)
The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended. This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress. For more information about the CMC, visit or follow @uscranberries on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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