Virtual Meeting of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

Friday, February 02nd, 2024

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will hold a virtual meeting on March 4-5, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET each day. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is organizing the meeting, which is open to the public.

The virtual meeting is open to up to 100 public attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

Meeting details and information on the public comment period can be viewed in the Federal Register notice published on Jan. 24, 2024. Written comments related to the fruit and vegetable industry can be submitted at, document number AMS-SC-24-0002. The deadline to submit written comments is February 21, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

For special accommodations, please contact Darrell Hughes, FVIAC Designated Federal Officer, at 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.

Sourced from USDA Ag Marketing Services