A hat tip to Andy Hatch over at AMS Fruit and Vegetable Programs of USDA for pointing out that we had some incorrect photos in our piece USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee To Meet In January. We fixed both errors as soon as we learned of them so they were only up for a short while.
In case there was any confusion, here is who is who:
|Chuck Ciruli Jr. must have thrown us off
with his youthful looks.
He is the Chuck Ciruli Jr. serving on the
|One of his sons, named Chuck Ciruli III,
though not serving on the Committee —
at least not yet — is an-up-and-coming leader in the industry as symbolized by his recognition as a member of the PRODUCE BUSINESS 40-under- Forty Class for 2007. He works at Ciruli Brothers in Rio Rico, Arizona, with his father and his brother, Chris Ciruli, also a 40-under-Forty honoree.
|Luis Monterde, a blueberry grower from
Mississippi, was wearing a handsome blue shirt
and red tie in the group photo his company,
B & M Blueberries, provided. Luis is serving on the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.
|Unfortunately Keith Collins was also wearing a blue shirt and red tie in the photo, which led us to pick up the wrong photo.
Keith doesn’t serve on the Committee but has an august reputation. He is as the former U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist.
Our apologies for any confusion,. You can see all the Committee members and their photos here.