United Fresh is the only full spectrum produce association based in Washington, D.C.; combining strong Board leadership, a Government Relations Council of leaders from industry and allied produce associations, and an expert professional staff. United Fresh delivers unmatched value in shaping legislative, regulatory, political and legal solutions to challenges threatening the industry’s growth and profitability, while providing the strongest possible voice for the produce industry.
From our national headquarters office on Pennsylvania Avenue three blocks from the White House, our government relations team is on the job every day, meeting with legislators, regulators and their staffs to advance industry issues. Our government relations team is led by Senior Vice President Robert Guenther, a Capitol Hill veteran with more than 15 years experience at United Fresh.
Whether working to shape nutrition policy or leading the fight for immigration reform, United Fresh speaks for the produce industry. And, we engage our members in delivering your own personal stories to national political leaders.
Our annual Washington Conference is the largest public policy event in the produce industry, bringing together more than 500 industry leaders every fall to march on Capitol Hill. But success in government relations requires members to be engaged throughout the year. We provide online tools to help members reach out to your own Congressmen and Senators, maximizing our industry’s impact through the year.
Explore our Advocacy resources to learn more about the top priority issues we’re addressing, and how you can get involved in supporting our industry. Together, we’re fighting for a sound and profitable business climate for your company.