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Pear handlers will elect nominees for positions on the Fresh Pear Committee (FPC) of Marketing Order #927. The committee is responsible for the collection of assessments for research, and the promotion and advertising of all pears marketed in the domestic and export markets.

There is a Handler FPC position for the Yakima district to be filled at the nomination meeting at 11 a.m. on May 19, 2020, on a conference call. The dial-in information is 800-326-0013, with pass code 7315674. The Handler Member position is currently held by Gene Woodin, First Alternate is Mark Blore, both of whom will be serving the committee in another capacity starting July 1. The Second Alternate position is vacant. This election will fill this position for the remainder of the term, expiring June 30, 2021.

All pear growers and handlers are eligible to attend and participate in the respective nominations. The committee encourages women, minorities and the physically challenged, who qualify as pear growers/handlers, to attend and participate in the nomination proceedings. Names of those elected will be submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture for official appointment to the committee, and will serve for a two-year period.