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FPAA credits Congressional effort to help imported produce

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With billions of dollars at stake, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas commends Senators Sinema (D-AZ) and Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Schweikert (R-AZ) and Cuellar (D-TX) for leading a bipartisan, bicameral letter raising significant concerns with the Trump Administration’s Section 201 investigation on imported blueberries and Section 332 investigations of imported strawberries, bell peppers, squash, and cucumbers.

What’s in the Congressional Covid relief package for agriculture

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Both houses of Congress easily passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill and a $1.4 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through September. President Trump indicated he will sign it.

California produce groups among those to endorse Rep. Costa for Ag Committee chair

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Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), who announced he will seek the chairmanship of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, received key endorsements from 70 agricultural organizations because of his extensive experience and effectiveness in delivering results for American agriculture.

Washington Conference hill visits continue this week

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I talked with Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, for United Fresh Produce Association about what's ahead for the Washington Conference.

Virtual Congressional visits still matter

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If you’re getting sick of the rules during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Even our government representatives are tired of it.

Produce associations urge market stabilization plan

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In a March 30 letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, more than 75 produce associations …

Senate relief bill has help for ag companies

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The United States Senate passed a $2 trillion emergency bill the night of March 25, and …

Produce industry requests billions in relief from Congress

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Robert Guenther, senior vice president, public policy for United Fresh, said March 24 that the produce industry’s request has been well received, and he’s optimistic funding will get in a bill that heads to the president as soon as today.