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USDA NAMES MEMBERS TO THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2010 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today appointed three members to serve on the Mushroom Council. They will serve three-year terms beginning immediately and ending on Dec. 31, 2012.

The newly appointed members are: James A. Angelucci of Naples, Fla., and Jim Howard, Cochranville, Pa., Region 2; and Roberto Ramirez, Escondido, Calif., Region 3.

Authorized under the Mushroom Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1990, the Mushroom Council -- composed of fresh market producers or importers who average more than 500,000 pounds of mushrooms annually -- administers a national promotion, research and consumer information program to maintain and expand markets for fresh mushrooms.

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service monitors the operations of the council.

More information about research and promotion programs can be found at http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/rpb.html.

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