ST. LOUIS — As an organization founded in 2010 to unite agriculture and earn consumer trust in today’s farming and ranching practices, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance announced South Dakota crop and livestock farmer Brad Greenway as its new chairman.

Greenway represents the National Pork Board.

Past chairmen included Bob Stallman, representing American Farm Bureau Federation, and Nancy Kavazanjian, representing United Soybean Board.

Greenway’s executive committee, elected in Kansas City, includes Vice Chairman Chip Bowling of the National Corn Growers Association, Treasurer Scott VanderWal of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Secretary Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare of the Illinois Soybean Association, immediate past Chairwoman Kavazanjian, At-Large Monty Henderson of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and At-Large Partner Mike Parrish of Monsanto.

“I’m humbled to serve as chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and want to ensure that our farmers and ranchers continue to be present in influential conversations about food and agriculture,” Greenway said.

New directors are: Phil Borgic of Nokomis, Ill., National Pork Producers Council; Katie Brenny of Mazeppa, Minn., Federation of State Beef Councils; and Galen Lee of New Plymouth, Idaho, American Sugarbeet Growers Association.

The board of directors also includes Chris Galen, National Milk Producers Federation; Todd Frazier, DuPont Pioneer; Lisa Lunz, Nebraska Soybean Board; Jeanette Merritt, Indiana Soybean Alliance; Gene Stoel, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council; and Charles Studer, John Deere.

A director is to be named from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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