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 [...]

USTR Hearings on Seasonal Produce: Looking Beyond the Rhetoric to the Facts

2020-08-14T01:36:19+00:00August 14th, 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) August 13, 2020 USTR Hearings on Seasonal Produce: Looking Beyond the Rhetoric to the Facts Nogales, AZ-- Without providing evidence to back up their claims, Southeast produce growers insisted the US invoke [...]

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 [...]