Monday, November 25, 2013 by Lee Mannering
In today’s Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service issued a request for nominations for the 2013-2015 Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.
Industry members will be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and serve two to three year terms. Membership will consist of up to 25 members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry and will include individuals representing fruit and vegetable growers/shippers, wholesalers, brokers, retailers, processors, fresh-cut processors, foodservice 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.
To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited resource agriculture producers.
If you’re interested in learning more about the USDA FVIAC, you can get more details on this opportunity via today’s Federal Register notice.