U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointments of Paul Palmby, Chief Operating Officer at Seneca Foods Corporation and Steve Smith, Director of Agriculture at Red Gold, Inc., to the recently reestablished Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC).

The FVIAC advises the Secretary of Agriculture on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry. Committee members represent organic and non-organic growers, shippers, wholesalers, retailers, industry trade associations, importers, processors, food service suppliers, food brokers, state departments of agriculture and farmers markets; and represent local, regional and national levels.

The newly-appointed members will serve up to two years beginning immediately and ending March 26, 2020.

Congratulations to Paul and Steve from everyone at MWFPA!