The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will reestablish the Fruit and Vegetable Advisory Committee and seeks nominations for “a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs” to meet industry needs. The agency intends to include growers and shippers; wholesalers and distributors; brokers; processors; retail and restaurant representatives; foodservice suppliers; representatives for organic and non-organic farmers markets; food hubs; state departments of agriculture; farmers’ organizations; and trade associations. Written nominations must be postmarked on or before May 24, 2018.

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