The USDA announced today that it will re-establish the charter for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) and seek to fill 25 upcoming vacant positions. The FVIAC charter was established in 2001 to examine issues facing the produce industry and had expired in January.  Eligible nominees for FVIAC include anyone actively working in the fruit and vegetable industry as growers, shippers, wholesalers, distributors, brokers, retailers, restaurant representatives, processors, food service suppliers, and representatives of state agricultural agencies and trade associations. Other qualifications can be found here: Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Nominations should be received by May 24.