FPAA Signs Letter Calling for Congress to Avert Rail Service Shutdown

2022-11-09T17:46:22+00:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

The FPAA joined 193 agriculture groups under the Ag Transportation Working Group (ATWG) calling for swift action from Congress to help avert a rail strike.  The ATWG wrote, “A strike or lockout combined with existing challenges in the rail system, at our ports, with trucking and with record low water levels on the Mississippi River impacting [...]

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Issues Statement About Texas DPS Truck Inspections

2022-04-11T17:37:11+00:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Home Page Featured Story|

P.O. Box 848, Nogales, AZ 85628 Ph. (520) 287-2707, Fax (520) 287-2948  Contact:  Lance Jungmeyer (lance@freshfrommexico.com) or Allison Moore (amoore@freshfrommexico.com) Governor Abbott: Reconsider State DPS Produce Inspections to Help Feed Texas Families, Save Texas Jobs Fresh Produce Association of the Americas issues Statement About Texas  DPS Truck Inspections April 11, 2022 Over $9 billion dollars’ worth [...]

FPAA Meets with Arizona Department of Ag, USDA on Grape Inspections

2022-03-31T22:17:35+00:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Members and staff of the FPAA met with representatives from the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Juan Laborin from the Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) on March 31, 2022.  The group discussed preparedness measures in advance of the projected 25 million box grape season beginning in late April and [...]

Grape 2022 Press Conference RECAP

2022-03-29T19:30:31+00:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Featured Story|

Below you will find a recap of the 2022 Grape Press conference hosted by AALPUM. Please reach out with any questions. GRAPE UPDATES: Items to Note The data below represents potential crop estimates for ALL markets, including all export markets and domestic shipments All information presented reflects production from the State of Sonora. This includes the [...]

New flyover ramps open for travel as work continues on SR 189

2022-03-23T20:35:13+00:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Featured Story|

On behalf of FPAA President, Lance Jungmeyer:  You might have noticed. As of last night, the trucks are rolling right onto I-19. The ramps connecting I-19 to SR/189 Mariposa Road are officially open, and the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas would like to congratulate all parties involved in this game-changing infrastructure development. “The State of [...]

Trevino Letter of Support As Chief Agriculture Negotiator FPAA Signs Onto Letter Supporting Elaine Trevino As Chief Agriculture Negotiator

2021-11-15T20:50:38+00:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Story|

The FPAA signed onto a support letter along with 170 organizations as part of the Ag. Coalition  supporting swift confirmation of Elaine Trevino as the next Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. View Letter Now: Trevino Letter of Support_211015

FPAA – Signs Onto ATWG Supply Chain Letter

2021-11-15T20:51:04+00:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Story|

The FPAA signed onto a letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group (ATWG.) The letter includes comments that will be used by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) to prepare a report for President Biden on supply chains for the industrial base View Letter Now: Agricultural Transportation Working [...]

FPAA Responds to Senator Rubio’s Letter

2021-10-18T22:22:53+00:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Sen. Marco Rubio may be looking after his fruit and vegetable grower constituents, but once again he is short on facts. Sen. Marco Rubio and some members of the Florida Congressional delegation continue to parrot the same inflammatory rhetoric as their constituents, but they should take a good look in the mirror if they are blaming [...]

FPAA Comments on University of Florida Tomato Study

2021-10-14T21:34:43+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

FPAA President, Lance Jungmeyer, commented to The Packer about the University of Florida study that makes misleading claims about tomato imports from Mexico. Below you will find the FPAA’s full written response: The assertions made about Mexican tomatoes in a study by Dr. Zhengfei Guan have been taken out of context, resulting in conclusions that are misleading and [...]