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FPAA sets agenda for Spring Policy Summit

Canceled last year because of the government shutdown, the Fresh Produce Association of the America’s Spring Policy Summit is back for 2020.
Jan 30, 2020 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #FPAA

Produce groups to Congress: Pass the Workforce bill

Fresh produce industry organizations are urging House members to approve the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, which they are voting on Dec. 11.

Trade commission says Mexican tomatoes threaten U.S. growers

Keeping in place a tomato suspension agreement between Mexican growers and the Commerce Department, the International Trade Commission ruled that Mexican tomatoes sold at less than “fair value” threaten the U.S. 
Nov 22, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #FPAA, #Tomatoes

Talk of trade issues dominates FPAA convention

Whether it was tariffs, or the possibility of increased duties on imported Mexican tomatoes, there was a common enemy of border trade that figured into discussions at the FPAA Convention: uncertainty.

FPAA sets agenda for fall convention, 75th-anniversary celebration

Celebrating 75 years of service, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has its programing and speaker lineup set for its Nov. 7-9 convention.
Oct 11, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #FPAA

FPAA names tomato division chairman as Member of the Year

Jimmy Munguia, the chairman of the tomato division for the FPAA, has been busy in recent months supporting the group’s position in favor of keeping a tomato suspension agreement in place.

Packer Insight — FPAA and Groceryshop

Editor-in-chef Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of their takeaways from recent travel to the 50th Nogales Produce Convention and the first Groceryshop conference and expo.

PMA makes case for ethical charter on responsible labor practices

Cathy Burns encouraged suppliers, importers and buyers at the 50th Nogales Produce Convention to take a close look at the Produce Industry Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices and consider endorsing it.
Nov 02, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor, #FPAA