FPAA, Mariposa Community Health, Santa Cruz County Host Covid-19 Preparedness Webinar

2020-10-29T23:09:48+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, News|

Santa Cruz County and Mariposa Community Health Clinic presented important information in mitigating the spread of Covid-19.  Over the next several months, it is extremely important to maintain mitigation strategies for both the Flu and Covid-19.  The Flu and Covid-19 have similar symptoms, with loss of taste and smell being particular to Covid-19.  The only way [...]

FPAA Hiring Communications Coordinator

2020-10-15T00:31:04+00:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, News|

The FPAA is looking for a full time Communications Coordinator. Job Summary: Broadly, the person in this position will have to ensure effective communications about the issues and directives of the FPAA with government officials, other U.S. associations, the media and FPAA Members. Additionally, He/She will work with FPAA leadership to develop messaging and communications plans, [...]

Jose Antonio Martinez Named FPAA Member of the Year

2020-09-28T23:33:13+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

P.O. Box 848, Nogales, AZ 85628 Ph. (520) 287-2707, Fax (520) 287-2948   For Immediate Release Contact:  Lance Jungmeyer (lance@freshfrommexico.com) or Allison Moore (amoore@freshfrommexico.com) September 28, 2020 Jose Antonio Martinez Named FPAA Member of the Year Martinez, General Manager and COO of Divine Flavor, recognized for commitment to industry improvement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Members of [...]

USTR Action Unwarranted

2020-09-10T16:18:54+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

Concessions to Southeast producers will undermine USMCA and could raise prices for consumers On September 1, 2020, the United States Trade Representative released its plan which includes 201 investigations on blueberries and potentially on strawberries and bell peppers.  The plan also outlines actions that would impact U.S. companies distributing imported produce.  Following is a statement from [...]

FPAA Staff Positioned for Success

2020-08-25T23:42:21+00:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

FPAA Staff Positioned for Success Felix, Yubeta Promoted to New Roles   Nogales, AZ-- NOGALES, Ariz. (Aug. 24, 2020) - In order to ensure growth in a changing environment, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is making strategic changes that tap into the full strength of its staff members. As a result, FPAA will be [...]

USTR Hearings on Seasonal Produce: Looking Beyond the Rhetoric to the Facts

2020-08-14T01:36:19+00:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

  P.O. Box 848, Nogales, AZ 85628 Ph. (520) 287-2707, Fax (520) 287-2948 For Immediate Release Contact:  Lance Jungmeyer (lance@freshfrommexico.com) or Allison Moore (amoore@freshfrommexico.com) August 13, 2020 USTR Hearings on Seasonal Produce: Looking Beyond the Rhetoric to the Facts Nogales, AZ-- Without providing evidence to back up their claims, Southeast produce growers insisted the US invoke [...]

FPAA Thanks Congress and Welcomes USMCA

2020-07-10T19:51:50+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, News|

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 [...]

UPDATED: Testing sites, CDC guidance for Critical workers, Free Worksite Inspection

2020-05-20T22:41:43+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Page Featured Story|

Dear Members, Below you will find information about where to have your employees tested for COVID, how to get your office/warehouse workflow inspected for safety, and what to do if one of your workers has COVID or has been exposed. CRITICAL WORKERS: Employees in the nation’s critical food infrastructure have a distinct set of guidelines from [...]

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

2020-04-30T21:36:57+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

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

2020-04-20T23:14:06+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

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 [...]