FPAA Supports Truck Electrification Grant for Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority

2023-07-13T13:37:46+00:00July 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas submitted a letter supporting the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority's application for a truck electrification grant. The pilot program aims to transition to zero-emissions cargo movement, benefiting the environment and assessing infrastructure needs. You can read the full letter Here

FPAA Convention Transforms into Southwest International Produce Expo #SWIPE, Showcasing Industry Leaders and Educational Sessions Speakers and guests include Walmart, Ahold, Sprouts, Markon and more

2023-08-15T22:09:16+00:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

The FPAA (Fresh Produce Association of the Americas) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Southwest International Produce Expo #SWIPE, set to take place from November 2nd to 4th, 2023 at the picturesque Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. This year's convention will feature a remarkable lineup of renowned retailers, buyers, growers, distributors, and [...]

Seeking Monopoly, Florida Tomato Exchange At It Again with Off-Base Claims

2023-08-15T19:28:51+00:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

Duties requested by FTE would limit vine-ripened tomatoes, harm U.S. businesses, and drive up consumer prices in the face of crippling food inflation.     The recent request by the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) asking the Department of Commerce to withdraw from the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement jeopardizes the availability of the variety of tomatoes that US [...]

FPAA Signs onto Coalition Letter for CBP Staffing

2023-06-15T17:50:11+00:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is fully supportive of S. 1253, the Securing America's Ports of Entry Act, which aims to address critical staffing shortages and improve trade and travel facilitation at ports-of-entry. The FPAA recognizes the importance of efficient border operations for the safe and timely movement of goods and people, as delays [...]

FPAA Signs onto Letter Urging Congress To Take a Targeted Approach to Rail Safety Legislation

2023-05-11T19:47:55+00:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

The Rail Safety Act of 2023 has raised concerns over its potential to increase costs for shippers without addressing safety. The proposed federal train crew size mandate could hinder innovation and competition, especially for short lines. The Senate's broad labeling of any train carrying a single hazmat car as a hazmat train would also increase [...]

FPAA, BTA Send Letter to Texas Governor on Texas DPS Inspections

2023-05-04T17:24:34+00:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

Lance Jungmeyer, FPAA president and current chairman of the Border Trade Alliance (BTA), and Britton Mullen, president of the BTA, sent a joint letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott raising concerns about the enhanced inspections being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) currently happening at the Brownsville, TX Veterans Bridge (Los Tomates) and [...]

FPAA, Port Authority, ADOT and Other Stakeholders Meet on Truck Electrification Project

2023-02-23T17:49:47+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

Matt Mandel, the FPAA representative on the Greater Nogales and Santa Cruz County Port Authority, and Allison Moore attended a meeting of stakeholders working on a project to study electric truck feasibility and the needed area infrastructure to support electric trucks operating in the Sonora-Arizona corridor. The Nogales Port Authority is the principal program sponsor, the [...]

FPAA Cosigns Letter to the President on Federal Policy Reforms

2023-01-19T19:21:00+00:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|

President of FPAA, Lance Jungmeyer, cosigned a letter from the Border Trade Alliance to President Joseph R. Biden. The letter expresses concern about the increasing volume of asylum seekers at the United States -Mexico border and how the situation was becoming more untenable by the day, placing tremendous pressure on the very limited resources of [...]