HTS Code Updates on Cucumbers, Chili Peppers, Squash, Grapes and more

2022-12-07T18:57:46+00:00December 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Dear Members, The USDA regularly updates an excel spreadsheet with new HTS codes for agriculture commodities.  I have attached below the latest list that will go into effect on January 1, 2023.  Previous additions to the list included additional HTS codes for tomatoes, bell peppers, and other items.  Now there are new codes listed for [...]

FPAA Members Name Matt Mandel as Member of the Year

2022-11-15T18:26:00+00:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

During the annual meeting of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) on November 1st, the association’s president, Lance Jungmeyer, presented the FPAA Member of the Year Award to Matt Mandel from SunFed. The Member of the Year is nominated by FPAA members and is defined as someone who goes above and beyond in working [...]

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 [...]

FPAA Team Member Honored by Industry Publication

2022-11-07T17:16:24+00:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

Allison Moore, Executive Vice-President of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA), was recognized as part of the 2022 Packer 25.  The Packer 25 is an annual tribute to 25 leaders across the fresh produce industry. Now in its 18th year, The Packer sheds light on 25 inspiring people who are moving the produce [...]

FPAA Applauds USTR for Rejecting Florida 301 Petition

2022-11-07T17:12:22+00:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

Decision Helps Shield American Consumers From Food Inflation The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas applauds the U.S. Trade Representative for rejecting the Section 301 Trade Investigation petition from the Florida Congressional delegation. “The claim was meritless from the onset,” said Lance Jungmeyer, President of Nogales, Ariz.-based FPAA. “USTR absolutely made the right decision to [...]

Produce Industry Veteran Bill Sykes named FPAA 2022 Pillar of the Industry

2022-11-07T17:12:39+00:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News|

Produce Industry Veteran Bill Sykes named FPAA 2022 Pillar of the Industry The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has selected William (Bill) Sykes of The Sykes Company as recipient of the Pillar of the Industry award for his many contributions and dedication to the fresh produce industry. NOGALES, Az. (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – The [...]

U.S. Department of Commerce – Box Weight Chart Update.SEPT 2021

2021-09-10T19:36:41+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: News|

Last week, the U.S. Department Commerce authorized new approved types of containers and box weights for tomatoes that modify the previous Tomato Box Weight Chart. Please see the attached New box weight chart with these changes. The updated chart includes a new presentation for TOV round tomato in Clamshell 6X2.4 Lb. (NT-RR-018), and modifies 2 of [...]