PRESS RELEASE: Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact ICON Executive
Director Destry Brown, 308-458-2244,
or ICON president David Wright, 402-929-0339,
or Communications Director Linda Wuebben, 402-357-3778.
SUPPORTS RECENT CHECKOFF ACTIVITIES
The Independent Cattlemen
of Nebraska (ICON) is pleased with the announcement that the Nebraska Beef Council
(NBC) certified, at a December 14th meeting, the November 15th election of Chris
Abbott as director of District 2. We applaud the NBC for upholding the integrity
of the election process with a majority vote by the board, while listening to
the producers who cast their vote for director in their respective district.
believes that allowing producers, who pay into the Checkoff, to elect directors
that represent their interest to the Nebraska Beef Council, is fundamental to
insuring that their Checkoff money is spent wisely.
"We are committed
to working with the NBC board of directors to insure that the election process
is not only preserved but improved upon to make it more producer-friendly"
said ICON Executive Director Destry Brown. "It is our goal to see that all
qualified producers receive a ballot in future elections."
to all the producers who exercised their right to vote for NBC directors in 2010,
and congratulations to all the newly elected Directors.
ICON also announces
that U.S. Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsak has recently appointed Dave Wright, Neligh,
NE, and Al Davis, Hyannis, NE, to the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB). The CBB is
responsible for the oversight of $.50 of every Checkoff dollar on the national
level. Dave Wright and Al Davis will each serve a 3 year term on the CBB.
is elated that Dave and Al, both ICON members, were appointed by Secretary Vilsak
to this position. Both of these men have served the cow/calf producers of Nebraska
sacrificially and with integrity. We are confident that they will continue to
represent Nebraska cow/calf producers with their recent appointment," commented
Destry Brown, Executive Director ICON.
For further information about ICON
or to become a member please check out our website at www.independentcattlemen.com
or contact Destry Brown, Exec. Director, 308-458-2244.
Cattlemen of Nebraska
"Solid as a windmill. Always working for the independent