Farmers elected to commodity boards
The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) last week announced the results of elections for positions on three state commodity boards.
Published: Aug 6, 2012
Farmers elected to serve three-year terms are as follows:
Illinois Corn Marketing Board: Lou Lamoreuz, Lanark (District 2); Paul Jeschke, Mazon (District 5); Kent Kleinschmidt, Emden (District 8); and Larry Hasheider, Okawville (District 14).
Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board: Harold Davis, Odell (District 2), and Lance Steckel, Winchester (District 5).
Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board: Duane Dahlman, Marango (District 2); Jered Hooker, Clinton (District 10); Wendel Lutz, Dewey (District 11); Donald Guinnip, Marshall (District 14); Timothy Scates, Carmi (District 16); and David Droste, Nashville (District 17).
The boards decide how industry checkoff dollars will be spent.
Checkoff dollars come from assessments levied at the first point of sale. State law sets the assessment rates at 5/8 of a cent per bushel for corn, 1/2 of 1 percent of market value for soybeans, and 2.5 cents per pound for sheep and wool.
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