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Congressional & Regulatory Activity

Whether it’s providing testimony at committee hearings, submitting documentation supporting specific policies or conducting grassroots advocacy campaigns, United Fresh maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill to help shape legislation and proposed policies that promote our ability to deliver the most nutritious and abundant food supply to the consumer.

Take a look at our recent policy statements, positions and other calls to action during the 116th Congress.

Regulatory Comments

October 21, 2019 | United Fresh Comments on Hours of Service

September 27, 2019 | United Fresh Comments on Definition of Agricultural Commodity 

September 24, 2019 | United Fresh Comments on H-2A Program

September 23, 2019 | United Fresh Comments on USDA’s Categorical Eligibility in SNAP Rule

June 4, 2019 | United Fresh Comments on USDA’s Regulatory Flexibility for Retailers in SNAP (Stocking Standards)

October 11, 2018 | Comments on FDA’s Comprehensive, Multi-Year Nutrition Innovation Strategy

March 30, 2018 | United Fresh Produce Association Comments on Dietary Guidelines for Americans 

February 12, 2018 | United Fresh Comments on Food Crediting in Nutrition Programs

October 11, 2017 | United Fresh Comments on Organic Production 

June 19, 2017 | Comments on USDA Agricultural Biotechnology Regulations 

June 12, 2017 | Comments on Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement

May 15, 2017 | Comments on the EPA Regulatory Review Process

October 13, 2016 | Comments on Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act

August 24, 2015 | Minor Crop Farmer Alliance Letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regarding Mitigating Exposure to Bees from Pesticide Products

May 19, 2015 | Comments to EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on Proposed Rule Defining Waters of the U.S.

May 12, 2015 | Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Letter to USDA Regarding New Mandate for Conservation Compliance

March 10, 2015 | Letter to APHIS Regarding the Establishment of a Performance Standard for Authorizing the Importation and Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables

Letters to Congress

August 31, 2018 | Letter to 2018 Farm Bill Conferees

October 16, 2017 | Letter to Representatives Jim Renacci, Kurt Schrader, Lynn Jenkins, Jim Costa, and David Joyce in Support of the STARS Act 

June 21, 2017 | Letter to Senators Susan Collins and Heidi Heitkamp and Representaives Lou Barletta and Mark DeSaulnier in Support of the School Food Modernization Act

April 26, 2017 | North America Food & Agriculture Trade Coalition Letter Supporting Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

April 25, 2017 | Industry Letter to the Senate HELP Committee in Support of Scott Gottlieb, M.D. to be Commissioner of FDA

March 29, 2017 | Industry Letter to House Committee on Ways & Means Outlining Agriculture Tax Priorities

March 15, 2017 | Letter to House and Senate Appropriators Urging Continued Funding for FDA Food Safety Funding 

March 13, 2017 | Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees Urging the Protection of Crop Insurance 

March 13, 2017 | Letter to House and Senate Budget Committees Urging the Protection of Crop Insurance 

February 2, 2016 | Letter to Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow in Support of the Nomination of Former Governor Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of USDA

June 10, 2016 | Congressional Letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez & Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, León Rodríguez on H-2A Improvements

November 16, 2015 | Agriculture Industry Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Tax Extenders

November 2, 2015 | Multi-association Letter Supporting the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015, Allowing States to Increase Truck Weight Limits on Their Interstate Highways

October 27, 2015 | Letter to Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on Western Water Crisis

October 8, 2015 | Public Health Letter to Keep the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program “Fresh”

September 9, 2015 | Letter from the Fresh Produce Industry on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

August 4, 2015 | Letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

July 14, 2015 | Letter of Support for the Ports Performance Act

July 8, 2015 | United Fresh Letter of Support for H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015

May 22, 2015 | Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) Letter to Congress Opposing Mandatory E-Verify

April 15, 2015 | Agriculture Industry Tax Reform Letter

February 23, 2015 | Letter to House and Senate Budget Committee Leadership Requesting No Cuts to Agriculture