The United Fresh Washington Conference, September 28-30, is the industry’s annual gathering for strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials. Attendees engage in education sessions with top policy experts on the issues of the day. Register today!
The latest issue of United’s Fresh Insights for Foodservice report explores how innovative chefs and foodservice operations are adding fresh fruits and vegetables to create flavorful and vibrant menus. The Spring issue reports on the growth of daikon radishes, how specialty potatoes are giving chefs increased culinary options and that blood oranges are trending on […]
Expanded fresh food offers and continued lower gas prices drove strong convenience store sales in the second quarter of 2015 and these factors — along with the warm weather — are expected to continue to grow sales in the upcoming quarter, according to the results of a retailer sentiment survey released today by the National […]
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Today, Congressman David Valadao and 21 of his House colleagues introduce The Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015. The legislation includes key provisions that would increase options for water delivery by freeing up free up major water storage projects in in the west and flexibility for construction of dams and reservoirs. Robert […]
This week, the United States Senate moved three transportation bills that have a direct impact of the fresh produce industry. On Thursday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a markup on the Port Transparency Act (S. 1298). This legislation has broad support from organizations representing manufacturers, farmers and agribusiness, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, […]
Since June 9, visa processing for H-2A workers in consulates around the world has come to a halt because of technical issues within the State Department’s computer system, preventing necessary information for security screenings from being accessed. Since that time, agriculture organizations from across the country have been urging the Administration, officials at the State […]
Salad Bars in Schools
The mission of the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative is to increase children’s access and consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables by donating salad bars to schools nationwide. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. The Centers for Disease Control […]