Texas Valley Citrus Committee Seeks New Members
MISSION, TX - The Texas Valley Citrus Committee (TVCC) is on the hunt for new members, specifically those with producer and handler qualifications. The committee’s Dennis Holbrook, Chairman; and Ted Prukop, Manager, also insisted that the TVCC is looking to encourage more industry participation as it sets out to bolster its ranks.
“I would like to encourage the citrus industry to get involved,” Holbrook said, noting that Texas citrus is inspected for consistent grade and size standards. “Without enforceable standards, any and all citrus could be shipped, making it difficult to get the best price possible for high quality Texas citrus. Our citrus marketing order helps create a level playing field.”
As part of its quest to tap our industry’s vast resource of talented, passionate produce people, the TVCC is also hoping to enlist more women and minorities. In a press release, the committee encouraged the industry to nominate women and minorities.
“The TVCC plays an important role in ensuring producers and handlers get the best price for their products. We are always looking for new growers to sit on the committee to create diversity and bring in some new energy,” Prukop added.
The TVCC will hold a nomination and budget meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 12 pm at the TexaSweet building in Mission, Texas. The citrus industry is invited to attend and to bring a few names of those they’d like to nominate.
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