FPAA Disappointed that Commerce Has Ended the Tomato Suspension Agreement

2019-05-07T23:12:01+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is disappointed the Department of Commerce has terminated the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The agreement has been an important tool in protecting over 33,000 American jobs and creating stability in the marketplace. Many entities appealed for the signature of a new or revised Tomato Suspension Agreement. To that end, [...]

Produce Industry Applauds Governor Ducey’s Commitment to Arizona Jobs Strategic Port Infrastructure Investment May Yield 200 More Jobs for Arizona

2019-01-21T17:38:48+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home Page Featured Story|

NOGALES, Ariz. (JAN. 18, 2019, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - An Arizona state investment in a cold inspection facility in Nogales is set to broaden fresh fruit and vegetable availability, helping boost employment and economic development. Governor Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $700,000 toward the construction of a cold inspection facility at Mariposa Port of Entry. Along [...]

Former U.S. Rep Ed Pastor Made a Big Difference in Santa Cruz County

2018-11-29T20:54:58+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ- The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is saddened to learn about the death of Former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor. From 1991-2002 Ed Pastor was the elected representative for the district covering Nogales. As Arizona’s first Latino Congressman, Ed Pastor worked hard to advocate for the produce industry, as well as securing funds for [...]

Senator McCain Stood Tall for Arizona, America and the World, Recalls FPAA Board

2018-08-30T19:51:25+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Pictured Above: The late CBP DFO William Brooks along with members of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority and the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas met several years ago with Senator McCain to talk about trade and the new Mariposa Port. The Port Authority presented Senator McCain with an award recognizing his hard [...]

FPAA’s Annual Meeting Sees New Chairman-Elect, Board Members Selected

2018-05-24T18:31:16+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ — Members of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held their annual meeting on May 15, 2018 in Nogales, Arizona.  The annual meeting is an opportunity for members to discuss key actions from the previous year with detailed updates from the FPAA’s president, chairman, and staff.  In addition, the annual meeting is [...]

Sustainability Expo Tomorrow at the Santa Cruz Center from 10:00am-3:00pm

2018-05-16T20:17:20+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Join us tomorrow, May 17, at the Santa Cruz Center from 10:00am-3:00pm for the second Sustainability Expo! Companies today are faced with the financial pressure to lower operating costs and the social pressure to be more environmentally friendly. The Nogales Sustainability Expo will connect businesses and property managers with the products and services for implementing sustainability [...]

Zombie NAFTA- A North American Horror Story

2018-04-13T20:17:10+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, News|

                The world, as we know it, has ended. Society is not what it once was. Instead of fruitful international investment opportunities, we see a desolate economic landscape plagued with danger and uncertainty. Hordes of angry consumers are cursed to pay higher prices for products they once took for granted. An apocalyptic disaster of biblical proportion. [...]

Making a Case for Trade- Common Sense and Comic Relief at the FPAA’s 2018 Spring Policy Summit

2018-04-06T16:28:58+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Speaker Bryan Riley at the 2018 FPAA Spring Policy Summit “Our peaceful trading partners are not our enemies. They are our allies. We should beware of the demagogues who are ready to declare a trade ware against our friends, weakening our economy, our national security, and the entire free world, all while cynically waving [...]

Infrastructure and the Border Discussed at the 2018 Spring Policy Summit

2018-04-02T20:51:24+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

“We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land. And we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit.” - President Trump From the above quote, you can see that infrastructure is an important item on the current administration’s “to-do list”. The President even worked his [...]