Urban Producers, Public Invited to Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

Dan Agri-Business, USDA-NRCS

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging urban producers, innovative producers and other stakeholders to submit comments and virtually attend a public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Committee. The virtual meeting will run from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. ?

The Committee is part of USDA’s efforts to support urban and innovative agriculture, creating a network for feedback. Members include agricultural producers and representatives from the areas of higher education or extension programs, non-profits, business and economic development, supply chains and financing.

“The Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Federal Advisory Committee continues to support urban agriculture and innovative production efforts at USDA with on the ground insight and advice,” said Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which houses USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP). “I encourage members of the public to attend and submit comments for the Committee.”??


The upcoming meeting will include addressing public comments and discussing the following recommended topics:

  • Food waste prevention and food recovery
  • Surplus food recovery
  • Compostable food packing standards

USDA will share the agenda between?24 to 48 hours prior to the meeting at https://www.usda.gov/partnerships/federal-advisory-committee-urban-ag.

To attend the virtual meeting, register by August 1st on the Committee’s webpage.