Super 1 Foods, Gatorade partner to support military heroes

TYLER — Super 1 Foods and Gatorade have partnered to help military heroes throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas stay hydrated as they work to protect our country.

Through May 28, customers who shop at Super 1 Foods stores will receive two free Gatorade Thirst Quencher or Propel Singles for every three purchased in a single transaction. Customers are encouraged to donate Gatorade purchases in specially marked bins at each store. All donated products will be distributed to military bases.

“Our company is committed to giving back to military heroes who sacrifice to protect our nation,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are very proud to partner with Gatorade to provide some relief to military heroes in the markets we serve during the hot summer months ahead.”

Customers can visit their local Super 1 Foods store or for more information, including eligible products.

USDA seeks nominees for National Organic Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other issues involving the production, handling and processing of USDA certified organic products.

Each member serves a five-year term and represents specific sectors of the organic community. Current openings include:

  • One individual with expertise in areas of environmental protection and resource conservation.
  • One individual who owns or operates an organic farming operation or an employee of such individuals.
  • One individual who owns or operates a retail establishment with significant trade in organic products or an employee of such individuals.
  • Two individuals who own or operate an organic handling operation or an employee of such individuals.

USDA is also accepting nominations of qualified candidates to fill future unexpected vacancies in any of the seven categories representing the scope of the organic agricultural community.

Deadline for nominations is May 20, 2019.

Members attend two in-person meetings each year and participate in bi-monthly subcommittee conference calls. USDA reimburses NOSB members for approved travel and associated lodging expenses.

Nominations must include a resume and an AD-755 application form. Nominations may also include an optional cover letter and letters of reference.

Nominations may be emailed to at the National Organic Program or mailed to: USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2642-S., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268. Electronic submissions are preferred.