Virtual Meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

Docket Number: AMS-SC-24-0002
Dates: A virtual two-day meeting will be held March 04–05, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) each day.

Written Comments: Written public comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on February 21, 2024, via–SC–24–0002. 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: The Committee will hear oral public comments via the webinar on March 04, 2024. Persons or organizations wishing to make oral comments must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET, February 21, 2024, and can register for only one speaking slot. Instructions for registering and participating in the webinars can be found at on the AMS website.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a two-day virtual 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 the 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 and consideration of recommendations pertaining to labor and production, food safety, infrastructure and sustainability, consumption and nutrition, and data reporting and analysis.


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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