Strategies and Reminders for a Smooth Grape Season

2021-05-27T22:06:43+00:00May 27th, 2021|

The FPAA, the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have held meetings this week to discuss the ongoing grape season.  The ADA has approximately 100 licensed inspectors on staff this year to assist with inspections.  Additionally, the USDA has a full-time program manager on site to assist with the inspection [...]

Non-Tariff Barriers Impact Perishable Imports at the Mexico-US Border

2021-05-05T19:34:11+00:00May 5th, 2021|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) Non-Tariff Barriers Impact Perishable Imports at the Mexico-US Border TradeLab report showcases Non-tariff measures that restrict the importation of fresh produce and how these may have significant economic effects on international trade NOGALES, [...]

COVID19 Information & Resources

2021-02-23T23:47:18+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News|

Vaccine Status - Arizona Due to there being a limited supply of vaccines, there is a phased approach to distribution. At this time, select Arizona counties have begun Prioritized Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine prioritization, which includes education and childcare workers, protective services occupations, and adults 75 and older. Produce & agriculture workers are also [...]

Thanksgiving Message from the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

2020-11-16T18:54:50+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story|

Dear Members, November is a month of change. The changing of the leaves, the changing of the weather, the changes we see around our communities as our winter produce season starts to get busier and busier.  As the days noticeably get shorter, workdays get noticeably longer and more hectic as the boxes of fresh fruits and [...]

Produce Pre-Season COVID-19 Testing Blitz

2021-02-23T23:47:34+00:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Home Page Featured Story|

The Mariposa Community Health Center has entered into an agreement with Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute to provide SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) testing, utilizing a simple saliva collection method for our community. When November 10th, 12th, &, 13th @ Desert Shadows Middle School Time All sites will run from 8:00am to 5:00pm Where 340 Boulevard Del Rey David, Nogales Az [...]

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

2021-02-23T23:47:48+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, 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 [...]