USTR Action Unwarranted

2021-07-15T17:33:38+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 Thanks Congress and Welcomes USMCA

2021-07-29T16:42:03+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

UPDATED: Testing sites, CDC guidance for Critical workers, Free Worksite Inspection

2021-07-15T17:33:39+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Uncategorized|

Dear Members, Below you will find information about where to have your employees tested for COVID, how to get your office/warehouse workflow inspected for safety, and what to do if one of your workers has COVID or has been exposed. CRITICAL WORKERS: Employees in the nation’s critical food infrastructure have a distinct set of guidelines from [...]

Arizona Produce Companies Step Up for Area Food Drives

2021-07-29T16:42:31+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

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 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 to Reschedule Spring Policy Summit

2021-07-15T17:33:40+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured Story, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

A Letter from the President

2018-03-16T15:40:39+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

FPAA continues to push forward in areas of policy, and this year’s Spring Policy Summit is no exception. If food safety is of interest to you or your company, plan to take advantage of this opportunity. We have a strong slate of food safety speakers and topics, starting on Wednesday, March 21, when we will lay [...]

Improve Your Business with the Toastmasters Club

2018-05-25T20:31:40+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear FPAA Members, Are you interested in learning some techniques to conduct effective meetings and practice time management? Would you like to enhance your listening skills and sharpen your presentation skills? Do you want to learn what it takes to build a strong successful team? As part of our continuing effort to offer more value to [...]

Tomateros Baseball Clinic (October 7 & 8)

2017-11-15T16:40:26+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The FPAA is proud to host for the first time in Nogales a Tomateros Baseball Clinic for the children and youth of our community on October 7 & 8, 2017, 10am-3pm. Children participating in this event will have the opportunity to be coached by the famous and experienced Tomateros of Culiacan. The FPAA would like to [...]