September 18, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will meet in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 2, 2023, from 8 to 11 a.m. CT and on Nov. 03, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is organizing the meeting, which is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
The FVIAC will hear in-person public comments during the meeting on Nov. 2. Persons or organizations wishing to make oral comments must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 23, 2023, using the registration form. Attendees can register for only one speaking slot.
Meeting details and information on the public comment period can be viewed in the Federal Register notice published on Sept. 18, 2023.
Written comments related to the fruit and vegetable industry can be submitted at regulations.gov. Comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 23, 2023. For special accommodations, please contact Darrell Hughes, FVIAC Designated Federal Officer, at SCPFVIAC@usda.gov or by phone at (202) 348-2576.
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.