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 [...]

FPAA to Reschedule Spring Policy Summit

2020-03-10T20:08:06+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

Out of abundance of caution, the March 24 event will be postponed NOGALES, Ariz. – The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas’ Spring Policy Summit will be rescheduled, after public health concerns from COVID-19 have cleared. The FPAA wishes to thank its many guest speakers, attendees and sponsors who had planned to travel to southern Arizona [...]

AZ Governor, Produce Industry Celebrate Groundbreaking of Key Nogales Produce Route

2020-03-09T23:22:37+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases|

$134 Million Project Improves Safety and Efficiency Nogales, AZ — The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) along with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and organizations from across the state celebrated the groundbreaking of a massive overhaul to State Route 189 in Nogales, Arizona.  At an event on March 4, almost 200 people came together to [...]

USMCA is a Win for America and Healthy Eating

2020-01-29T22:30:10+00:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Nogales, AZ. - With President Trump’s signing of the USMCA, American consumers can continue to count on high quality fruits and vegetables as part of their diet, all year-round, according to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas. “When the United States is out of season, like right now in January, Mexico is an important source [...]

Arizona Senators Stand Up for Common Sense Food Policies

2020-01-20T20:11:06+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Nogales, AZ — Arizona Senators sent US. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer strong letters reiterating their commitment to safeguard against policies that would install tariffs on seasonal fresh produce, raising prices at supermarkets. Despite widespread opposition, Southeastern interest groups have been pushing for a so-called “seasonality” produce provision since the onset of negotiations of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement [...]

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

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, [...]

FPAA Announces New Policy Analyst/Communications Coordinator

2017-09-14T17:56:15+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured Story, News, Press Releases|

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is proud to welcome its newest addition to the team. Erika Dominguez has been selected as the FPAA’s new Policy Analyst/Communications Coordinator. Erika has previous experience at the FPAA as a Membership Programs Coordinator, and her experience with the association coupled with her education, made her a standout [...]