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Early registration open for Washington policy conference

Early registration is now open for the United Fresh Washington Public Policy Conference, which will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The annual event gives produce industry figures a chance to network and to connect with members of Congress in face-to-face meetings. Other features of the conference include educational sessions, the United Fresh PAC dinner and a meeting with FDA leaders. Registration discounts are available until June 20. For more information on registration, go here.

Immigration reform a priority at United Fresh

United Fresh members will have the opportunity to lobby for and learn about immigration reform at United Fresh 2013, May 14-16 in San Diego. As lawmakers consider the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” which was introduced in the Senate on April 16, United will mobilize members to call Congress in support of immigration reform. A grassroots call center will be featured at the association’s annual trade show and convention, where thousands of…  » Read more

FDA commissioner announces extension of FSMA comment period

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced the agency’s intention to extend the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) comment period by 120 days. Hamburg made the remarks during a Senate Appropriation Committee hearing. The comment period was originally set to end May 16. A group of more than 80 produce industry organizations sent a letter April 11 to Hamburg requesting an extension of the comment period on the preventive controls and produce safety rules of FSMA by…  » Read more
Potato industry leaders participate in D.C. farm bill rally

Potato industry leaders participate in D.C. farm bill rally

Hundreds of agriculture industry allies rallied in Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to pass a new Farm Bill before the current law expires Sept. 30, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. Organized by the Farm Bill Now Coalition, the event featured remarks from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture; and Rep. Kristi…  » Read more
Rally pushes for action on farm bill before Sept. 30

Rally pushes for action on farm bill before Sept. 30

Hundreds of agriculture industry allies rallied in Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to pass a new Farm Bill before the current law expires Sept. 30, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. Organized by the Farm Bill Now Coalition, the event featured remarks from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture; and Rep. Kristi…  » Read more