FPAA Convention Transforms into Southwest International Produce Expo #SWIPE, Showcasing Industry Leaders and Educational Sessions Speakers and guests include Walmart, Ahold, Sprouts, Markon and more

2023-08-15T22:09:16+00:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

The FPAA (Fresh Produce Association of the Americas) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Southwest International Produce Expo #SWIPE, set to take place from November 2nd to 4th, 2023 at the picturesque Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. This year's convention will feature a remarkable lineup of renowned retailers, buyers, growers, distributors, and [...]

Seeking Monopoly, Florida Tomato Exchange At It Again with Off-Base Claims

2023-08-15T19:28:51+00:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

Duties requested by FTE would limit vine-ripened tomatoes, harm U.S. businesses, and drive up consumer prices in the face of crippling food inflation.     The recent request by the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) asking the Department of Commerce to withdraw from the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement jeopardizes the availability of the variety of tomatoes that US [...]

FPAA Signs onto Coalition Letter for CBP Staffing

2023-06-15T17:50:11+00:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is fully supportive of S. 1253, the Securing America's Ports of Entry Act, which aims to address critical staffing shortages and improve trade and travel facilitation at ports-of-entry. The FPAA recognizes the importance of efficient border operations for the safe and timely movement of goods and people, as delays [...]

2023/2024 Rates Charged for AMS Services

2023-06-01T21:04:51+00:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Premium Content|

Information provided courtesy of the Federal Register  The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the 2023/2024 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, rice, and cotton and tobacco. The 2023/2024 regular, overtime, holiday, [...]