Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by Lee Mannering
PMA, industry leaders testifying at Syracuse NLGMA hearing
Today in Syracuse, New York, the USDA is holding a public hearing to consider its proposed national leafy greens marketing agreement. This hearing is one of many USDA scheduled for our industry to bring its real-world expertise and science to the agency as it considers the proposal. Among those testifying during today’s hearing are Bill Pool of Wegmans Food & Pharmacy, Inc.; Maureen Torrey of Torrey Farms; Jeff Kubecka of Kubecka Farms; Brian Reeves of Reeves Farm; and PMA’s Kathy Means.
We’d like to thank all witnesses for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate, and a big thank you to Bill for bringing retail buyer insights to USDA. Also, many thanks to Hank Giclas of Western Growers for his tireless efforts in attending every NLGMA hearing to ensure that proposal supporters have an opportunity to testify.
Kathy will share her insights from the hearing process in a blog post later this week. If you’d like to learn more about what’s happened at the hearings, visit the USDA Web site for transcripts and video of the proceedings. To take a look at Kathy’s testimony, visit the PMA Web site.