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 [...]

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

2020-04-16T21:18:41+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Page Featured Story, News|

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 [...]

A Note from the FPAA President: COVID-19 Get Financial Help for Your Business

2020-04-01T19:31:18+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, News|

Dear Members of the FPAA, These are difficult times in your business, and you may be facing tough decisions about your lines of credit, about your payroll, or other aspects. While the tunnel is dark, there are some points of light that can give direction to your business strategy. If you are a small business owner, [...]

FPAA Applauds Senate Passage of USMCA

2020-01-20T20:11:28+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Releases|

U.S. passes agreement destined to strengthen North American economy Nogales, AZ- The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) applauds the Senate for voting to send the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to President Trump for final approval. “This agreement is a positive for consumers who will continue to enjoy year-round access to healthful fruits and vegetables,” said [...]

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 Disappointed that Commerce has Ended the Tomato Suspension Agreement

2020-01-20T20:18:21+00:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured Story, News|

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is disappointed the Department of Commerce has terminated the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The agreement has been an important tool in protecting over 33,000 American jobs and creating stability in the marketplace. Many entities appealed for the signature of a new or revised Tomato Suspension Agreement. To that end, [...]

FPAA Disappointed that Commerce Has Ended the Tomato Suspension Agreement

2019-05-07T23:12:01+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is disappointed the Department of Commerce has terminated the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The agreement has been an important tool in protecting over 33,000 American jobs and creating stability in the marketplace. Many entities appealed for the signature of a new or revised Tomato Suspension Agreement. To that end, [...]

Diversion of Port Staffing, Threats of Border Closures Harmful for U.S. Businesses, Security, and Economic Health

2019-05-01T17:20:11+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Diversion of Port Staffing, Threats of Border Closures Harmful for U.S. Businesses, Security, and Economic Health Nogales, AZ— The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is concerned about recent announcements to shift Customs and Border Protection officers from ports of entry in order to assist Border Patrol with the care, processing, and custody of migrants [...]

American Employers Harmed by Decision to Limit Mexican Tomatoes

2019-05-01T17:20:20+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

American Employers Harmed by Decision to Limit Mexican Tomatoes Nogales, AZ —  (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – Up to 33,000 American jobs are threatened by a Department of Commerce decision that would have the double impact of increasing tomato prices for American consumers. Tomato supplies stand to drop, with corresponding price increases for American consumers, as a [...]

Zombie NAFTA- A North American Horror Story

2018-04-13T20:17:10+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, News|

                The world, as we know it, has ended. Society is not what it once was. Instead of fruitful international investment opportunities, we see a desolate economic landscape plagued with danger and uncertainty. Hordes of angry consumers are cursed to pay higher prices for products they once took for granted. An apocalyptic disaster of biblical proportion. [...]