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 [...]

Spring Policy Summit 2018 Agenda

2018-03-16T15:25:48+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

FPAA Spring Policy Summit March 20-21, 2018 Tubac, Arizona Agenda Items Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:00 am – 7:00 pm: Spring Policy Registration Desk Open 11:00 am – 2:30 pm: North American Produce Food Safety Working Group (Invitation only. Inquire with Gfelix@freshfrommexico.com for more details) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm:  Tour of Divine Flavor Warehouse 5:00 pm [...]

Arizona Celebrates 106th Birthday

2018-02-15T21:43:34+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Arizona just celebrated 106 years of statehood! Arizona became a territory on Feb. 24, 1863. Forty-nine years later, statehood was achieved on Feb. 14, 1912. Arizona is extremely important to the country- Here is a quick fact! Nogales funnels an estimated $30 billion worth of international trade into Arizona and the United States, per year, in [...]

Wilson Produce Transitions Farm to Organic

2018-02-08T20:23:37+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Wilson Produce has completed the three-year transition to organic production on its 150-acre farm in Sinaloa, Mexico. “Our use of cover crops, companion crops and compost have all enhanced the quality of our soil, the quality of our products, and have made this challenging transition possible,” James Martin, director of sustainability, said in a news release. [...]

NATIONAL MANGO BOARD 2019 NOMINATIONS

2018-01-18T20:12:58+00:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The National Mango Board (NMB) is currently accepting nominees for six Board Member positions with terms beginning January 2019. The NMB is made up of mango importers, a first handler, domestic producers and foreign producers who dedicate themselves to the mission, goals and objectives of the NMB. These Board Members work closely with the NMB staff [...]

Santa Cruz Center Offers Continuing Education Courses Tailored to Fresh Produce

2018-01-08T16:31:25+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Santa Cruz Center & Zigma Consulting are offering continuing education courses in Microsoft Excel: Intermediate Level, Effective Negotiations Workshop 2.0, Lean Warehouse Workshop, Project Management Workshop, Microsoft Excel: Advanced Level, 5s and Visual Administration Workshop & Operational Excellence (OPEX) and Strategic Planning Workshop.  Details of each course are listed below!  Please contact the Santa Cruz [...]

FDA: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Constituent Update

2018-01-08T16:28:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Explaining How the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Will Work January 2, 2018 The Voluntary Qualified Importer Program, or VQIP, is a voluntary, fee-based program for importers that will allow expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the United States for approved applicants who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the [...]