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Member Alert: FMCSA Grants an Additional 90-day Waiver from the ELD Rule for Agricultural Carriers

Mar 13, 2018

Late last year, the Congressional mandate for usage of electronic logging devices went into effect. In response to industry concerns about the implementation process and the impacts it would have on the agriculture industry the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a 90-day waiver from the ELD mandate for carriers hauling agricultural commodities. This […]

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Topper Shows How Business Can Support Foundation’s Mission

Jan 05, 2018

By: Kate Olender, Senior Director, Health & Wellness, United Fresh Produce Association This year, Hugh Topper received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference & Gala Dinner. Though kids in Seguin, Texas might not recognize the name “Hugh Topper,” they do recognize his impact every day in their school cafeterias. […]

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Farm Videos Help Increase Salad Bar Success

Jan 05, 2018

By: Kate Olender, Senior Director, Health & Wellness, United Fresh Produce Association When the kids at Valencia Park Elementary bite into a Golden Nugget Tangerine from their cafeteria salad bar they know about the farm on which it was grown, thanks to Harvest of the Month videos from the San Diego Unified School District. San Diego […]

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Part 3: How Technology is Improving Produce

Dec 01, 2017

By: Allison Nepveux More and more startups are developing technologies geared towards agriculture, which could revolutionize the way those within the produce industry operate. Startups are helping improve performance and reduce risk from the field to fork. We talked with iUNU as the final installment in a three-part series to learn how technology providers are […]

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