The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week appointed 20 members to serve on the department's Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets. Lori McGehee, wool consultant for the American Sheep Industry Association, was one of newly named committee members.
The Emerging Markets Program provides $10 million each year in funding for technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products to emerging markets.
The committee consists of representatives of the various sectors of the food and rural business systems of the United States. The role of the committee is to provide information and advice, based upon knowledge and expertise of the members, useful to the USDA in implementing the Emerging Markets Program. The program is administered by USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service.
For more information, go to www.fas.usda.gov/mos/em-markets/em-markets.asp.