U.S.: Blueberry council names new members
January 4, 2017

Three-year terms began Jan. 1 for 13 new members of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and their alternates, appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Producer members are:

•Bill Steed, Pauma Valley, Calif.

•Brittany Lee, Gainesville, Fla.

•Adair Chambers Peterson, Homerville, Ga.

•George Fritz Jr., Bloomingdale, Mich.

•Tim Wetherbee, Hammonton, N.J.

•Chris Barnhill, Ivanhoe, N.C.

•Steven Erickson, Salem, Ore.

•Rob Dhaliwal, Lynden, Wash.

Alternate producer members are:

•Young Kwun, Porterville, Calif.

•Janet Swilley, Plant City, Fla.

•John Bennett, Alma, Ga.

•Robert Carini, West Olive, Mich.

•Dennis Doyle, New Lisbon, N.J.

•H. Neil Moore, Ivanhoe, N.C.

•Douglas Krahmer, St. Paul, Ore.

•Bryan Sakuma, Bow, Wash.

Raymon Biln, British Columbia, Canada and Parm S. Bains, also of British Columbia, are the exporter member and alternate exporter member, respectively. Guy P. Cotton, of Stockton, Calif., and Risa Bakker, of Hanford, Calif., are the handler member and alternate handler member, respectively.

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