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USDA Looking For Fruit And Vegetable Advisory Committee Members

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If you’ve ever complained about USDA, here’s your chance to do something about it (or better yet, nominate somebody else to). The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently accepting nominations from qualified fruit and vegetable industry members to fill 10 seats on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. This Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the programs and services that USDA provides to the produce industry.
Learn How You Can Serve

The Committee is composed of 25 members from every commercial capacity within the fruit and vegetable industry:

Growers/Producers
Wholesalers/ Distributors
Importers/Exporters
Processors
Farmers Market Managers
Food Hubs
Association leaders
Retail/Restaurant
Food Service suppliers
State departments of agriculture

Other Factors:

Organic and conventional produce
U.S. Geographic location
Commodity Type
Technical expertise such as food safety, quality assurance, supply chain management

If you currently serve in one of the above-mentioned agricultural capacities and are interested in serving on the Committee,click here for more information.

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