Co-located with FMI Connect 2016, the International Floriculture Expo and the Global Cold Chain Alliance on June 20-23 in Chicago, the United Fresh trade show will bring together retail, fresh produce and floral leaders who are searching for unique products and looking to enhance relationships with valuable business partners. See you in 2016!
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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 […]
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By a vote of 60 to 38 the United States Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) yesterday. This legislation, which will allow the President to send a completed trade agreement to Congress for an up-or-down vote and no amendments, will now be sent to White House where the President is expected to sign this into […]
“United Fresh applauds the House of Representatives for renewing Trade Promotion Authorization (TPA), and we thank Speaker Boehner for his leadership and commitment to moving such critical legislation through what has been a rather complex legislative process. Trade agreements are critical to the livelihoods of U.S. fruit and vegetable producers. For example, in 2013, trade […]
“United Fresh commends the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for addressing an important issue for fruit and vegetable growers in passing its FY2016 Appropriations legislation today. We are pleased that the committee bill delays for one-year the penalty enforcement provisions of 2014 Farm Bill conservation compliance requirements. By delaying implementation of these requirements, fruit and vegetable […]
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 […]