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Snyder re-appoints members to Soybean Promotion Committee

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the re-appointments of Richard Janssens and Herbert Miller to the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

The committee oversees the soybean marketing program.

"Agriculture is a crucial industry in our state and I am confident these two individuals will help maintain that success by promoting Michigan's soybeans," Snyder said.

Janssens, of Monroe, is the proprietor of Janssens Farms. He owns 125 acres, including 50 of soybeans, 50 of corn and 25 of wheat and has been farming for 53 years. Janssens previously worked for Monroe County on the Farm Services Agency Board, Farm Bureau Board and Agriculture Council Board. He represents District 3 growers.

Miller, of Niles, is owner and manager of Herb Miller Farms. He owns 935 acres, including 450 of corn, 400 of soybeans and 80 of alfalfa and has been farming for 35 years. Miller previously worked for United Parcel Service for 26 years. He is the vice president of Cass County Farm Bureau. Miller represents District 1 growers.

The appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Sept. 23, 2014. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.