The Washington Conference is the fresh produce industry’s annual gathering of leaders from across the country to converge on Capitol Hill and address the industry’s most pressing public policy matters. Attendees will engage in strategic, face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress, their staff and top regulatory officials.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]