Meetings: Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

Docket Number: AMS-SC-23-0010
Dates: An in-person meeting will be held April 19-20, 2023, from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) each day. In-person oral comments will be heard on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comments is 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, April 3, 2023.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). This meeting is being convened to examine the full spectrum of fruit and vegetable industry issues and provide recommendations and ideas on how USDA can tailor programs and services to better meet the needs of the U.S. produce industry. Agenda items may include, but are not limited to, administrative matters; presentations by subject matter experts as requested by the FVIAC; and consideration of recommendations pertaining to labor and production, food safety, infrastructure and sustainability, consumption and nutrition, and data reporting and analysis.

Submit Comments

Written Comments: Written public comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 3, 2023, via Document # AMS-SC-23-0010. Comments submitted after this date will be provided to AMS, but the Committee may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to the meeting. AMS, Specialty Crops Program, strongly prefers that written comments be submitted electronically. However, written comments may also be submitted ( i.e., postmarked) via mail to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by or before the deadline.

Oral Comments: FVIAC will hear oral public comments on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Persons or organizations wishing to make oral comments must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET, April 3, 2023, and can register for only one speaking slot. Instructions for registering and participating in the meeting can be obtained by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by or before the deadline.


The Committee meeting will be held in Room 107-A of the Whitten Building at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250. Entry to the Whitten Building is through the front building entrance on Jefferson Drive; valid photo identification is required. Detailed information pertaining to the in-person meeting can be found on our website.


Darrell Hughes, Designated Federal Officer, Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, USDA-AMS-Specialty Crops Program, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 1575, STOP 0235, Washington, DC 20250-0235; Telephone: (202) 378-2576; Email:

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