The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently soliciting nominations for its independent agricultural advisory group, the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC), in its continuing efforts to forge partnerships with the agricultural committee.

EPA established the FRRCC in 2008 to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the administration on a broad range of environmental issues of importance to agriculture and rural communities.  A Federal Register notice was published on February 13 soliciting nominations for new members on the committee.  The committee’s charter was renewed and filed with Congress on February 17 and will be effective for two more years.

The committee meets twice yearly and consists of approximately 25 members representing academia; industry; non-governmental organizations; and state, local, and tribal governments.  More information about the FRRCC is available  here.