FPAA Salutes Integrated North American Approach to Shared Tomato Virus Threat

2019-11-18T20:48:06+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Consumers should expect steady supplies as farmers and agricultural scientists in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate toward a solution NOGALES, Ariz. (For immediate release, Nov. 18, 2019) – The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced that they will begin to inspect tomato and pepper seed, transplants and fruit by Nov. 22 to [...]

FPAA Celebrates 75 Years at Annual Produce Convention

2019-11-18T20:46:45+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ- Founded in 1944, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) celebrated its 75th year as an association at the Annual FPAA Produce Convention & Golf Tournament at the Tubac Golf Resort on November 7-9, 2019.  The convention was an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from other leaders in the industry all [...]

Thank You to Our Sponsors

2019-11-06T16:57:13+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Members and Industry Leaders: It is only through the leadership and support of companies like yours that the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is able to stage the major event of the local produce industry. For any company still wishing to become a sponsor, there is still time, and your company will still be recognized [...]

FPAA Testifies Before International Trade Commission

2019-10-28T22:13:49+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Domestic gassed-green, field-grown tomato industry fails to innovate, accelerating its decline, FPAA testifies. WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2019) - A lack of innovation amongst U.S. field grown tomato producers is at the heart of the industry losing market share for its tomatoes, according to testimony presented Oct. 24 at the International Trade Commission. Mexican growers who [...]

FPAA Finalizes Exciting History Story Telling Sessions for 2019 Fall Convention Association- Celebrating 75 years of Success Since Founding in 1944

2019-10-09T19:33:30+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ—The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has finalized an exciting list of speakers for its 51st Annual Produce Convention and Golf Tournament.  The Convention will be held November 7-9, 2019 in Tubac, Arizona, located just north of one the largest ports of entry for fresh fruits and vegetables from Mexico. The speakers and valuable [...]

FPAA Calls Tomato Suspension Agreement a “Step Backward”

2019-10-07T21:03:30+00:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - A new Tomato Suspension Agreement will ensure continued market access for Mexican tomatoes but it comes at an extreme cost to importers, who will face unjustified costs and disruption to business due to the controversial Border Inspection Mechanism, which acts as a technical barrier to trade. “It is outrageous that Commerce used [...]

FPAA expresses worry that inspection provisions in proposed new Tomato Suspension Agreement will snarl border traffic and damage U.S. tomato market

2019-08-21T21:58:55+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

FPAA expresses worry that inspection provisions in proposed new Tomato Suspension Agreement will snarl border traffic and damage U.S. tomato market Nogales, Ariz., August 21, 2019 – The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is gratified that the Unites States Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers have produced a new draft Tomato Suspension Agreement that [...]

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Tomato Suspension Agreement Proposal Invites Antitrust Concern

2019-08-07T16:45:40+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Pending new proposal gives unfair advantage to one type of U.S. seller of Mexican tomatoes over others Nogales, Ariz., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Tomato Suspension Agreement proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in July has deeply flawed provisions that infringe upon federal laws and are unlikely to survive antitrust and other legal [...]

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Expresses Alarm About Potential Monopoly of U.S. Tomato Market

2019-06-26T19:12:10+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

A small group of Florida companies is pushing dramatic changes to U.S. trade policy that will  drive other U.S. companies out of the tomato supply chain and disadvantage consumers Nogales, Arizona (June 26, 2019) – The Tomato Suspension Agreement should be continued but the agreement should maintain equal market access for all U.S. marketers of Mexican [...]