The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in the Federal Register that the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is organizing the meeting, which is open to the public.
The committee will meet via webinar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 126.96.36.199 (US West) or 188.8.131.52 (US East)
Meeting ID: 160 915 7480
Meeting details and an opportunity for public comment on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry were published in the Federal Register on Dec. 27, 2021.
The public can submit written comments related to the fruit and vegetable industry at www.regulations.gov. The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. ET, Wed., Jan. 26, 2022. For special accommodations, please contact Darrell Hughes, FVIAC Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 348-2576 or SCPFVIAC@usda.gov.
USDA established the committee in 2001 to examine the full spectrum of issues facing the fruit and vegetable industry and create a forum to provide suggestions and ideas to the department on ways to improve programs to meet the changing needs of the produce industry. Committee members represent a broad cross-section of the industry.
Information about the meeting and the committee is available on the AMS Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee webpage.