Represent Organic Fruit and Veg Interests on Federal Panel

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations to fill 10 seats. The Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on programs and services that USDA provides to the produce sector.
 
The Committee has a total of 25 members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry in the following capacities:
  • Growers/Producers
  • Wholesalers/ Distributors
  • Importers/Exporters
  • Processors
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • Food Hubs
  • Association leaders
  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Food Service suppliers
  • State departments of agriculture
 
USDA seeks to include representation for:
  • Organic and conventional produce
  • U.S. Geographic location
  • Commodity Type
  • Technical expertise such as food safety, quality assurance, supply chain management
 
Nominations are due Sept. 1, 2017. Refer to the Fact Sheet for more information, or contact Marlene Betts with USDA.

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