The Office of the United States Trade Representative, and the departments of Agriculture and Commerce will hold two virtual hearings on issues involving foreign trade practices and seasonal and perishable produce markets.

According to a release, the first hearing will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 and will feature opening remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue and Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross. Eight congressional officials are slated to speak alongside representatives from universities, produce farms, companies and trade organizations.

Several other representatives from each of the three hosting agencies will be available during the session to hear about ways the Trump administration can support American produce growers.

The second hearing is set to take place Thursday, August 20. 

The hearings were originally supposed to take place in Florida and Georgia in April, but were pushed to a virtual format after the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearings can be viewed live on the USTR website.

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