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Category Archives: Advocacy

Statement from United Fresh’s SVP of Policy, Robert Guenther, on USDA’s Announcement on Addressing Food Insecurity

Jun 07, 2021

“United Fresh Produce Association and our members appreciate USDA’s continued efforts to ensure the most vulnerable among us have adequate access to food. We also share the Secretary’s commitment to address nutrition insecurity and, accordingly, are concerned that this proposal falls short of providing sufficient access to fresh produce to meet that goal. Over the […]

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Statement from United Fresh’s SVP of Policy, Robert Guenther, on President Biden’s Comments on Immigration Reform for Agriculture

Apr 29, 2021

“United Fresh Produce Association and its members thank President Biden for his leadership in recognizing the grave importance of reforming our immigration laws as they relate to our agricultural workforce. By raising the importance of passing the agricultural immigration reform during his address to the nation, President Biden has made it crystal clear, that this […]

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United Fresh Applauds USDA’s Announcement on Increasing WIC

Apr 29, 2021

United Fresh applauds the USDA’s announcement on increasing the fruit and vegetable benefit for participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program using funding allocated in the American Rescue Plan. The benefit will increase the monthly allotment for fruits and vegetables through September 2021 from $9 for children and $11 for women to $35 […]

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Statement by United Fresh on USDA’s Decision to End The Food Box Program

Apr 15, 2021

On behalf of the millions of Americans who gained access to healthy fresh produce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply disappointed in USDA’s decision to end the food box program.  This decision is shortsighted, and comments disparaging the program are a slap in the face to the thousands of volunteers, non-profits, regional food distributors […]

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