The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed six members to the National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla., with three-year terms starting in January.

New members are:

  • Veny L. Marti of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (domestic producer);
  • Gregory Adam Golden of Mullica Hill, N.J. (importer);
  • Bill Vogel of San Pedro, Calif. (importer); and
  • Enrique Sanchez of Nayarit, Mexico (foreign producer).

Reappointed members are:

  • Thomas Wade Shiba of Missouri City, Texas (importer); and
  • Bernardo Malo of Samborondon, Ecuador (foreign producer).

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service oversees the Mango Board. First handlers and importers pay an assessment rate of a half-cent per pound of mangoes to fund a national promotion, research and consumer information program.