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Category Archives: Advocacy

United Fresh Member Gives First-hand Perspective on Ag Needs to President Trump and Secretary Perdue

Apr 26, 2017

Yesterday, United Fresh member and former Chairman of the Board Maureen Torrey with Torrey Farms of Elba, NY, participated in a roundtable discussion at the White House with President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the policy needs of rural America and the agriculture industry. The meeting set the stage for the President’s Executive […]

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United Fresh Congratulates Sonny Perdue on Appointment

Apr 24, 2017

United Fresh praised the action of the U.S. Senate as they confirmed the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of Agriculture. Governor Perdue was confirmed today by a vote of 87-11. United Fresh’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy Robert Guenther made the following statement: “United Fresh congratulates Secretary […]

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United Fresh Congratulates Ray Starling on his Appointment

Feb 28, 2017

United Fresh congratulates the Trump Administration for announcing Ray Starling as the Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance. Ray has spent the majority of his career working for agriculture in his home state of North Carolina, most recently as chief of staff for Senator Thom Tillis. We have had the […]

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Immigration Policy Changes May Impact Our Industry

Feb 27, 2017

On February 20, Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, released memorandum for the implementation of President Trump’s January 25 Executive Order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”. The Executive Order provides guidance to relevant federal agencies, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. […]

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