United Fresh applauds the decision made last week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject an interest group petition to remove the crop protection product known as chlopyrifos, from the market. The product, which is used on a variety of specialty crops, has been the subject of extensive and lengthy review by EPA. In […]
On March 30, 2017, the Senate Agriculture Committee favorably reported the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to become the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. Secretary-designate Perdue was largely supported by the agriculture industry. As of this writing, there is no word on when the nomination will be voted on […]
On Tuesday, March 28, the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing to examine the current status of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the program’s place in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. Under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture, SNAP provides nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families. […]
The United Fresh Midwinter Leadership Forum brings together hundreds of United Fresh leaders for three days of meetings, activities and engagement. This gathering is an opportunity for our volunteer leadership to kick off 2017 by reconnecting, engaging in dynamic conversations, and setting goals for the year ahead.