Strategies and Reminders for a Smooth Grape Season

2021-06-24T20:05:42+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News|

The FPAA, the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have held meetings this week to discuss the ongoing grape season.  The ADA has approximately 100 licensed inspectors on staff this year to assist with inspections.  Additionally, the USDA has a full-time program manager on site to assist with the inspection [...]

With a Focus on the Future of Fresh Produce, FPAA’s Spring Policy Summit 2021 Kicks Off Monthly Webinar Series

2021-05-05T19:46:59+00:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

P.O. Box 848, Nogales, AZ 85628 Ph. (520) 287-2707, Fax (520) 287-2948    For Immediate Release Contact:  Lance Jungmeyer ( or Allison Moore ( With a Focus on the Future of Fresh Produce, FPAA’s Spring Policy Summit 2021 Kicks Off Monthly Webinar Series The agenda this year included presentations on tackling trade barriers, sustainability, fair trade, [...]

Spring Policy Summit 2021

2021-07-29T16:43:32+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

The FPAA is excited to announce our Virtual Spring Policy Summit coming up in April 2021! You heard the rumblings during Tomato Week 2021, and we are excited to share the details of this three-day event with you now. Spring Policy Summit 2021 (#SPS21) is focused on some of the most important topics for the fresh [...]

In Memory of Robert R. Hathaway

2021-07-29T16:42:49+00:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Robert R. “Bob” Hathaway who passed away on March 13.  Bob was a former leader of the West Mexico Vegetable Distributors Association, now known as the FPAA.  He was awarded the Pillar of the FPAA Award in 2013 for all his of hard work in [...]

Tomato Week 2021

2021-07-29T16:43:20+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

You have been hearing the buzz about our upcoming FPAA online event series: Tomato Week. I am excited to announce that registration is now open for all events during Tomato Week 2021! Join us for all the latest on tomatoes! Please see below for more details, registration links, and a sneak peak.     March 9th [...]

Tomato Suspension Agreement Webinar Resources

2021-07-29T16:44:17+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Uncategorized|

On February 18, 2021 FPAA, Coogan & Martin, AMHPAC, and CAADES hosted the Tomato Suspension Agreement Webinar where attendees had the opportunity to review the Tomato Suspension Agreement and the requirements to help companies ensure they were in compliance with the agreement. Attendees had the opportunity ask questions and for clarification on items listed on the agreement. Thank you [...]

FPAA Thanks Congress and Welcomes USMCA

2021-07-29T16:42:03+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas sent a message of thanks to Members of Congress for their support of FPAA priorities during the USMCA.  Thanks to You, We Are Prepared for USMCA! A message from The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas As businesses operating along the Southwest border, the members of the Fresh Produce [...]

Local Community Answers Request for Produce Donations to Northern Arizona Tribal Nations

2021-07-29T16:42:23+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ—Early on Wednesday morning, members of Arizona’s National Guard arrived at Santa Cruz Cold Storage in Rio Rico, Arizona to pick up three truckloads of fresh produce destined for the Hopi, Navajo, and White Mountain Apache Nations in Northeast Arizona.  They are among the hardest hit communities facing the coronavirus outbreak. The produce shipments are [...]

Arizona Produce Companies Step Up for Area Food Drives

2021-07-29T16:42:31+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Nogales, AZ-- Produce companies in Southern Arizona have been answering the call for area assistance in bringing healthy food to the most vulnerable people in their communities.  Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce Bracker knew the issues brought about by the COVID-19 response would create some unprecedented challenges for his community.  When he started receiving calls from [...]