Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is requesting nominations of qualified persons to serve as members of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture. Vilsack says this committee will help provide USDA with recommendations on practical measures and tools that can be developed to facilitate the coexistence of production utilizing agricultural biotechnology with other production methods. Written nominations must be received by fax or postmarked on or before April 17, 2011.
This discretionary committee is composed of 20 to 25 members and will include up to seven ex officio members from federal and/or state government agencies outside of USDA. Members will be selected in order to achieve a broad representation of viewpoints to address effectively USDA biotechnology policy issues under consideration. Members shall serve for terms of up to two years.
Nominations for membership must be submitted in writing and provide the appropriate background documents as described in the Federal Register. For more information click HERE.