BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Mike Martin, Forbes, and Gerald Melvin, Buffalo, to two-year terms on the North Dakota Credit Review Board (CRB).

“Mike and Jerry are highly regarded and experienced farmers,” Goehring said. “Their knowledge and understanding of the problems facing modern producers, especially in regard to finance, will be valuable in the development of the CRB's policy recommendations. I am very pleased that they have agreed to take on this responsibility.”

Martin and Melvin succeed Elwood “Woody“ Barth, Solen, and Ellen Linderman, Carrington, on the six-member board.

The CRB was created to provide assistance to financially distressed farmers. It formulates policy for the North Dakota Agricultural Mediation Service and to make recommendations to the Industrial Commission regarding the farm loan programs at the Bank of North Dakota. The Credit Review Board serves in an advisory capacity for the North Dakota Adult Farm Management Program. Membership includes two members with experience as a director of a financial institution and four members with experience in farming. The members are appointed by the governor, the agriculture commissioner and the attorney general.