The U.S. Department of Agriculture appointed five members to the National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla.

USDA names new mango board membersEach representative serves three years, starting Jan. 1.

The newly appointed board members are:

  • Mariana Gonzalez, Edinburg, Texas;
  • Daniel Pollak, Wall, N.J.;
  • Tomas Quezada, Armeria Colima, Mexico; and
  • Eddy Martinez, Guatemala City.

The USDA reappointed importer Ronald Cohen of Fort Lee, N.J.

First handlers and importers pay three-quarters of a cent per pound assessment on all mangoes to support the board’s promotion programs, and the USDA oversees the board.