USDA Announces Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting

March 03, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will hold a virtual meeting on April 6, 2021. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is organizing the meeting, which is open to the public.

The committee will meet via webinar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Meeting details and an opportunity for public comment on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry are available through the Federal Register notice published on Feb. 26, 2021.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: (US West) or (US East)
Meeting ID: 161 894 3958

Members of the public who wish to submit written comments related to the fruit and vegetable industry should do so on Members of the public wishing to speak at the meeting, or for those that wish to arrange for special accommodations, should contact the FVIAC Designated Federal Officer Darrell Hughes at (202) 348-2576 or The deadline to submit written comments, sign up for oral comments and request special accommodations is 11:59 p.m. ET, March 16, 2021.

USDA established the committee in 2001 to examine the full spectrum of issues facing the fruit and vegetable industry and create a forum to provide suggestions and ideas to the department on ways to improve programs to meet the changing needs of the produce industry. Committee members represent a broad cross-section of the industry.

Information about the meeting and the committee is available on the AMS Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee webpage.

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