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Hanson Begins Fifth Term as NLPA Chairman

Colorado Springs, CO (Feb. 1, 2008) -- Jack Hanson, a cattle rancher from Susanville, Calif., was re-elected as the National Livestock Producers Association's Chairman of the Board at NLPA's annual meeting held in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 21-22, 2008. Hanson, who represents Tri-State Livestock Credit Corporation, Sacramento, Calif., on the NLPA board, said he was looking forward to serving his fifth term as NLPA's Chairman.

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“We have seen many changes in the past five years but many things have stayed the same, such as the struggles many agricultural associations are facing to remain viable. NLPA has strong leadership through its board and a dedicated staff who ensure our organization can face the challenge,” Hanson said. “Paramount to my approach as Chairman is to work with the board and staff to protect the integrity of our organization,” Hanson said. “NLPA is steeped in history and tradition and we continue to provide meaningful representation to our members and our industry.”

Clyde Rutherford, who represents Empire Livestock in Syracuse, N.Y., was elected to serve as NLPA's Vice Chairman. Other members of the NLPA Executive Committee include: Chuck Adami, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Assn., in Baraboo, Wis.; Darrell Ailshie, Tennessee Livestock Producers, Columbia, Tenn.; Doug Hauser, National Livestock Credit Corporation, in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Sam Philips, Producers Livestock Marketing Assn. in Omaha, Neb.

John Ferry of Corinne, Utah, was also appointed to represent Producers Livestock Marketing Assn., N. Salt Lake, Utah.

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The National Livestock Producers Association, founded in 1921, is an organization of livestock marketing cooperatives and credit corporations representing more than 215,000 livestock producers nationwide.



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