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From: "Steve Davis"
To: "Coalition 2000"
Subject: [c2000] FW: Food Supply Working Group (FSWG) Website
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Wanamaker [mailto:Dan_Wanamaker@WDC.FSA.USDA.GOV]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 1999 3:20 PM
Subject: Food Supply Working Group (FSWG) Website

Hi State Government Y2Kers:

The Food Supply Working Group (FSWG), part of the President's Council On Year 2000 Conversion, has developed a very active website with a number of interesting articles and links.

USDA is leads the FSWG, which also includes the Departments of Defense, State, Health and Human Services, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The location of the FSWG Home Page is

Recently, we have updated the FSWG website to include (1) USDA Secretary Dan Glickman's written testimony to the Special Senate Committee on Year 2000 on February 5, 1999, (2) a FSWG paper, "Assessment of the Year 2000 Readiness of the International Food Industry as it Affects the United States," and (3) a FSWG paper, "Y2K Assessment of Transport Sectors Affecting U. S. Food Supply." Here is the link location for these three articles:

We added two other articles including (1) a report from the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service of a random survey of farmers titled "Year 2000 Computerized Readiness Report," February 8, 1999, and (2) "Y2K---Is it Your Problem or Someone Else's?" an article from the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW). Here is the link location for these two articles:

This week we added an article titled "Child Nutrition Programs and the Year 2000." The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) sent this article to State Agencies administering Child Nutrition programs asking those Agencies to insert the article in their State newsletters to school food service operators. Here is the link location for this FNS article:

I hope you will take the time to look and link your Y2K website to the FSWG website. If you have articles or information to add to our website, please let me know. Thanks.

Dan Wanamaker
Food Supply Working Group
(703) 305-1384

-- Bill (, February 18, 1999

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