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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee will meet in January.

The meeting, set for Jan. 30-31, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va., according to a news release. The hours of the meeting will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 31.

More information about the meeting and a list of committee members is available at the USDA website.

A comprehensive list of the committee’s past recommendations also is available online.

USDA established the fruit and vegetable committee in 2001 to look at 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, according to the agency.

Members of the public who wish to speak at the meeting or those who wish to arrange for special accommodations should contact Acting Designated Federal Officer Marlene Betts at (202) 720-5057 or e-mail at [email protected]