produce industry

Produce Industry Returning to In-Person to Washington Conference

Dan Field Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Members of the produce industry will come together face-to-face at the 2021 Annual Washington Conference on September 20-22 in Washington, D.C. “After a year of virtual events, we’re thrilled to bring our industry back together in person for one of the most important events of the year,” says United Fresh Chairman Danny Dumas. “It’s our opportunity to explain our challenges …

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Produce Union Unhappy with USDA’s Cancellation of Food Box Program

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

A trade group in the fruit and vegetable industry is unhappy with the USDA’s decision to cancel the Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution Program. United Fresh says millions of Americans gained access to healthy, fresh produce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, calling the decision by Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack “shortsighted.” The group says comments disparaging the program were a slap …

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United Fresh Urges Congress to Take Immediate Action

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Produce suppliers are looking for federal assistance, as many industry sectors seek relief from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The United Fresh Produce Association, representing the fresh produce supply chain, has requested urgent action by Congress to mitigate the challenges facing the sectors that have been impacted most severely. The immediate impact felt by the fresh produce …


Perdue to Keynote United Fresh Event

Dan Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will join United Fresh attendees as the opening keynote speaker next week in Chicago. United Fresh says Perdue will address the key issues facing the produce industry, from immigration reform and the need for a legal workforce to the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the need to retain a fair international trade framework for agriculture. …