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Federal Agencies to Hold Public Field Hearings in Florida and Georgia on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

March 05, 2020

Washington, DC -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Commerce will hold public hearings in Florida and Georgia on April 7 and April 9 to discuss foreign trade policies that may be harming American growers of seasonal and perishable produce.  At the hearings, officials from the federal agencies will hear from interested persons on how the Trump Administration can support these producers and redress any unfair harm.

The field hearings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET:  Grimes Family Agricultural Center, 2508 W. Oak Avenue, Plant City, Florida
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET:  Rainwater Conference Center, 1 Meeting Place, Valdosta, Georgia

The Federal Register notice with instructions on how to participate in the hearings and submit written materials can be viewed here.

NOTE: Media and attendees should note that the hearing is on the record but no external cameras or video recording will be allowed in the hearing room. Full transcripts of the hearings will be posted on after the hearings.  Please contact,, or with questions or for more information on media arrangements.