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Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle

Monday, September 16, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

On Monday afternoon from noon-5 p.m., attendees of the United Fresh Washington Conference will get to Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle and engage with leaders from outside of the fresh produce industry as they offer their unique insight into how they approach their challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing political environment of our nation’s capital. 

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Keynote Speaker Krysta Harden, Executive VP Global Environmental Strategy for Dairy Management Inc. and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will kick off the afternoon, bringing a unique perspective having transitioned from the “inside” at USDA to the private sector.

Strategies From the Top 

Join United Fresh CEO Tom Stenzel as he discusses association advocacy in today’s turbulent environment with three association CEOs from different food sectors. Gain new insights into how other food groups are managing issues and working to serve their members.

Battles in the Trenches 

Hear from experts in government relations across the food industry, as United Fresh Senior Vice President of Public Policy Robert Guenther moderates a panel discussion that will define what makes or breaks successful advocacy campaigns on Capitol Hill.

Lessons Learned – A Success Story Worth Talking About

When the National Bioengineering Food Disclosure Law passed, it developed a national BE label and pre-empted state laws from their own BE labeling requirements. Learn from two of the most important stakeholders of this effort as they discuss the challenges of getting a wide range of interested parties together and convincing Congress to pass a law facing widespread criticism.

For questions on the Washington Conference, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh Director, Grassroots & Political Action, at 202-303-3427.