Fresh Produce Association of The Americas
Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

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FPAA Spring Policy Summit 2017 Hosting Another Tabletop Food Safety Exercise

Nogales, Ariz. (Jan. 2017) The Spring Policy Summit, organized by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, (FPAA) has been highly regarded due to its content. Last year particularly, participants left raving about the interactive Table Top Food Safety Exercise.

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FPAA Spring Policy Summit Focused on U.S.-Mexico Trade Dynamic

NOGALES, Ariz. - If you want to put your best foot forward in the U.S. and Mexico business dynamic, plan to attend the 2017 Spring Policy Summit of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA).

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FPAAs 2016 Annual Meeting

Nogales, AZ - Members of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held their annual meeting on May 12, 2016 in Nogales, Arizona. The annual meeting is an opportunity for members to discuss key actions from the previous year with detailed updates from the FPAA's president, chairman, and staff. In addition, the annual meeting is the opportunity to vote for board members to fill the terms that ended this May.

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FPAA Members Name Sabrina Hallman as Member of the Year

Members of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held their annual meeting on May 12, 2016 in Nogales, Arizona. The annual meeting is an opportunity for members to discuss key actions from the previous year with detailed updates from the FPAA's president, chairman, and staff. In addition, the annual meeting is the opportunity to vote for board members to fill the terms that ended this May.

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FPAA Hosts Commerce for Tomato Suspension Agreement Workshop

NOGALES - For immediate release - Seeking to ensure compliance with the Tomato Suspension Agreement, shippers gathered Feb. 3 for a workshop by the Department of Commerce.

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FPAA Releases Nogales Import Report for Season 2014-15

Nogales, Ariz. (Feb. 2016) By volume, tomatoes remain the No. 1 produce item imported through Nogales, but watermelon imports have risen dramatically in recent years, and in the past season watermelon imports almost caught up to tomatoes, according to the The Nogales Produce Import Report 2014-15.

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FPAA Spring Policy Summit 2016

Nogales, Ariz. (Jan. 2016) In order to see the whole picture of a puzzle it's necessary to interlace the pieces. These pieces are questions and players that take any part in the food industry of North America. With this in mind the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas looks forward to another exciting and informative event, the annual Spring Policy Summit on March 15-16, 2016.

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FPAA Develops Attractive Series of Seminars for the Fall/Winter Season

NOGALES, Ariz. (Sept. 14, 2015) In order to face an evolving and competitive market and to take advantage of the great opportunities for growth and strengthening of all business, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has developed a series of seminars to address emerging and ongoing industry issues. The seminars will take place between the months of September and December.

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Nogales Produce History Bound for Library of Congress

Nogales, (Aug. 18) How did the Mexican produce importing industry grow from just a few rail car loads to hundreds of thousands of trucks today? How has this growth affected the socio-economic and cultural areas of whole communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, its government, families and individuals? Those are some of the questions that the project called The Crossroads of Confianza: A Study of The Fresh Produce Industry in Nogales, Arizona may be able to answer.

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FPAA Provides Tool to Promote Socially and Environmentally Responsible Produce Disposal

NOGALES, Ariz. (Aug. 5, 2015) The landfill doesn't have to be the final destination of produce that is no longer commercially viable.

With this in mind, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) believes it is important for the warehouses in Santa Cruz County to know some of the alternative channels of disposal. The association encourages the use of these channels.

 

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FPAA New Hire

NOGALES, Ariz. (July 29, 2015) – The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is pleased to announce that Paula Beemer is joining the FPAA team as communications coordinator.

 

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Sabrina Hallman of Sierra Seed Company, LLLP is Named 2012 Success Awards Winner

Member company Sierra Seed Company, LLLP has been named a 2012 Success Awards winner by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network. The award honors not only personal success, but the positive impact the recipients have had on their communities and Arizona's economy. Congratulations, Sabrina!!

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FPAA Calls for Improved Inter-Agency Cooperation in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Border Report

In order to reduce bottlenecks of commercial shipments at the U.S.-Mexico border, the government should improve inter-agency cooperation - including data sharing - and recognize the need to increase Customs & Border Protection staffing as a means to minimize crossing times.

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America Trades Produce Conference Launches Official Website

Nogales, AZ and McAllen, TX.-As the saying goes, "I have a website, therefore I am." With this in mind, the America Trades Produce Conference announces the launch of its official website. Plans continue to move forward on agenda items geared to solving trade issues and perfecting the U.S./Mexico supply chain. Information about the annual event, updated agendas, speaker lists, and registration for the conference are all available at: http://www.americatradesproduce.com.

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FPAA Members Expect Gold-Standard in Winter Crop Quality

Nogales, AZ- Members of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) say the Gold Standard in winter vegetables will be the norm for this year's season. At a recent meeting, distributors expounded on the consistently good weather and strong plants, saying that "quality," "quality," and "quality" are the key words to describe the winter vegetables that will cross through Nogales, Arizona.

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FPAA Incorporates Food Safety, Security Meetings and Annual Produce Convention

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is hosting its Second Annual Trade Meetings on Food Safety, Security, and Importing Procedures on November 12 and 13, 2009. The event is planned to coincide with the FPAA's 41st Annual Produce Convention and Golf Tournament.  You can read more or click on the "PDF Version" for a copy of the Trade Meeting flyer.   

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Mariposa to receive $200 million from Recovery Act

The Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva confirmed today that the Nogales West (commonly known as Mariposa) port of entry will receive approximately $200 million to pay for the construction phase of the Reconfiguration Project. The Reconfiguration Project, lead by the General Services Administration (GSA), will more than double the throughput capacity for inspection of both goods and people and will incorporate the latest in design and technology to create a state of the art facility.

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