U.S.D.A. seeks nominees for fruit and vegetable committee
May 19, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
WASHINGTON — The Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reestablished the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee for two years and is seeking nominations on or before July 1, according to a posting in the May 18 issue of the Federal Register. Since its inception in 2001, the committee has met up to two times per year to develop recommendations for submission to the Secretary of Agriculture on issues affecting the U.S. produce industry.
Membership on the committee will consist of up to 25 individuals appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture for two-year terms. Members will include individuals representing fruit and vegetable growers/shippers, wholesalers, brokers, retailers, processors, fresh cut processors, food service suppliers, state agencies involved in organic and non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables at local, regional and national levels, state departments of agriculture, and trade associations.