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Industry advisory committee to meet in May

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meets May 9-10.
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The committee will meet at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va..
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The USDA established the Committee in 2001 to look at issues facing the fruit and vegetable industry, according to the notice. The committee provides ideas to the USDA on how programs can meet the needs of the fruit and vegetable industry.
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The committee was most recently re-chartered in July 2015 for a two-year period.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meets May 9-10.  The committee will meet at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va.. Â

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