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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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Industry Volunteers Bring Fresh Produce Voice To Capitol Hill

Feb 24, 2017

Members of United Fresh’s Government Relations Council, Board of Directors, and United FreshPAC Advisory Committee met in our nation’s capital February 14-16 to discuss policy and regulatory issues most relevant to the fresh produce industry including immigration, trade, nutrition, food safety and taxes. Attendees were provided the most recent information on presidential actions including executive […]

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Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Serves As Lead Sponsor At Farm Bill Summit

Jan 24, 2017

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) was a lead sponsor of last week’s Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted by top agriculture media outlet Agri-Pulse, all four House and Senate Agriculture Committee principals, including Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX), […]

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