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 [...]

Strategies and Reminders for a Smooth Grape Season

2021-06-24T20:05:42+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News|

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 [...]

FPAA Supports Infrastructure Grant Proposals to Boost The Fresh Produce Industry in Southern Arizona

2021-07-15T17:47:08+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Featured Story, Home Page Featured Story, News, 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)   FPAA Supports Infrastructure Grant Proposals to Boost The Fresh Produce Industry in Southern Arizona While the $134 million SR-189 Project Moves Ahead, the FPAA supports community grant proposals for Projects and [...]

With a Focus on the Future of Fresh Produce, FPAA’s Spring Policy Summit 2021 Kicks Off Monthly Webinar Series

2021-05-05T19:46:59+00:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, News, 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) With a Focus on the Future of Fresh Produce, FPAA’s Spring Policy Summit 2021 Kicks Off Monthly Webinar Series The agenda this year included presentations on tackling trade barriers, sustainability, fair trade, [...]

A 21.5 Million Box Crop Peaking in June for Sonora Grapes Exports.

2021-07-28T20:57:55+00:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

  Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico March 30th, 2021 For immediate release A 21.5 Million Box Crop Peaking in June for Sonora Grapes Exports. The Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) projects 21.5 million 18 lb. (8.2 kg) cartons to be packed and shipped between early May and mid-July, 2021. AALPUM association president Marcos Camou, AALPUM general manager Juan [...]

Nogales Port Continues to See Diversification of New Commodities, Reliable Supplies of Key Items

2021-07-28T21:00:29+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: News, 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)     Nogales Port Continues to See Diversification of New Commodities, Reliable Supplies of Key Items As the 2021 year kicks off, the Nogales area has seen an increase on new commodities [...]

Tomato Suspension Agreement Webinar Resources

2021-07-29T16:44:17+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Uncategorized|

On February 18, 2021 FPAA, Coogan & Martin, AMHPAC, and CAADES hosted the Tomato Suspension Agreement Webinar where attendees had the opportunity to review the Tomato Suspension Agreement and the requirements to help companies ensure they were in compliance with the agreement. Attendees had the opportunity ask questions and for clarification on items listed on the agreement. Thank you [...]

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

2021-07-15T17:33:39+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News, Uncategorized|

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

2021-07-15T17:33:39+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]