The Specialty Crop Committee is a permanent, statutory committee responsible for studying the scope and effectiveness of research, extension, and economics programs affecting the specialty crop industry. (7 USC 3123A)
The Citrus Disease Subcommittee and the Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program were both established in the Agricultural Act of 2014 to advance the research and extension capabilities related to citrus diseases. The Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program is run by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
The NGRAC advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary and Director of the NGRP through the NAREEE Advisory Board.