Goehring appoints feed specialist

From a news release:

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed David Phillips as a feed specialist in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

A South Dakota native and graduate of the South Dakota State University, Phillips worked for the feed division of Cargill, and then managed elevators in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. He was the location manager of South Central Grain in Wishek before joining the state Ag Department.

In his new job, Phillips will review commercial feed and pet food labels and commercial feed manufacturer and retailer license applications. He will oversee the feed sampling program, including gathering of commercial feed and pet food samples to ensure compliance with labeling claims, and he will conduct inspections of feed manufacturers and retailers.

Goehring said the duties of the new position reflect the importance of the feed industry in the state.

“The department is committed to growing North Dakota’s livestock industry, and that will require availability of quality feed products,” he said in a statement. “By creating a specific feed position with expanded duties, such as public outreach on regulatory and policy issues and tracking national regulatory issues that impact North Dakota, we can better respond to the needs of this important industry.”

Approximately 5,400 animal feeds and 5,000 pet food products are registered in North Dakota.