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 [...]

FPAA Salutes Our Members, Heroes in the US Food Supply Chain

2021-07-15T17:33:39+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News, Uncategorized|

Nogales, AZ--Since the beginning days of our Nation’s response to this pandemic, our members and their teams acted quickly to implement strong measures to protect their staff so that they could all work to protect the integrity of the US food supply chain.  Their efforts, day in and day out, honor their commitment to making sure [...]

FPAA Urges Bipartisan Vote to Pass USMCA, Applauds Efforts to Reach Agreement on Trade

2019-12-20T21:15:25+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Press Releases|

Nogales, AZ-  The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) joins many U.S. businesses and consumers to applaud announcements that an agreement has been reached to move ahead with formal adoption of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  The FPAA is optimistic that the efforts of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal [...]

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 [...]