Specialty Crops Program

USDA Postpones January Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Meeting Due to Lapse in Federal Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va., is postponed until further notice due to the lapse in federal funding. Once funding has been restored, the meeting will be rescheduled.

Updates regarding the rescheduled meeting will be posted on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee web page.

 

USDA Announces Popcorn Board Appointments

Release No.: 165-18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2018 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Popcorn Board.

Members newly appointed to serve three-year terms are: 

  • Tracy Boever, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Samuel Krug, Chapman, Neb.
  • Bill Brush, North Loup, Neb.

The Popcorn Board has five processor members. Each can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.

2019 Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Meeting

Postponed until further notice due to the lapse in federal funding

Event Dates and Times:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 8:30am to 1:00pm

The Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will meet to discuss agenda items, hear scheduled presentations, review working group reports, listen to public comments, and vote on proposed actions. The 2-day meeting is open to the public. Registration is required.

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