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United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference by the Numbers

And Now U Know

The United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference has officially wrapped, bringing a multitude of industry leaders from every sector of fresh produce to the table in DC. With important issues ranging from trade and immigration to water, transportation, and beyond, the impact of the annual event is sure to ripple through the remainder of 2019 and into the new year. 

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Washington Conference gives industry platform to politicians

The Packer 

While the search for definitive solutions goes on, the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference provided a soapbox for industry leaders to express their passion for expanded trade, farm labor reform, and child nutrition program reauthorization.

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Industry should advocate for Trump’s trade and immigration reforms, says USDA head

Food Dive

Trade and labor are the two major issues impacting the produce industry, and those in the space should push Congress to pass Trump administration deals and reforms, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference on Wednesday.

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Better trade news on its way, Sonny Perdue says

The Packer

While stating that the China trade war “is what it is,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told attendees of the United Fresh Washington Conference that a new trade agreement with Japan may be only days away.

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FDA official promises new era of food safety

The Packer

Teasing the details of a new era of smarter food safety, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for food policy and response Frank Yiannas spoke Sept. 18 at the United Fresh Washington Conference.

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Industry Leaders Dish on the United Fresh Washington Conference

And Now U Know

United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference has been one for the books with industry leaders converging on The Hill to discuss the issues that are essential to our fresh produce industry, allowing us to thrive and evolve.

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Industry draws lessons from other food lobbyists

The Packer

At the “Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle” session at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference, industry leaders on Sept. 16 said unity and persistence of messaging on Capitol Hill will lead to success.

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Produce is a winner in nutrition politics

Blue Book Services

Of the three issues the fresh produce industry hopes to persuade Congress members on this week in lobbying visits, nutrition looks like a winner.

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Listening is lobbying

Blue Book Services

As the produce industry begins its largest collective federal lobbying effort September 17-18 as part of the United Fresh Washington Conference, Washington insiders tell attendees that listening to Congress members is as important as telling your story.

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