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IFPA applauds Senate agriculture appropriations, full funding for WIC

- General News
The Senate subcommittee’s legislation fully funds WIC, including the fruit and vegetable benefit amount at the current levels consistent with the National Academy of Science’s recommendations.  

Village Farms plans “Bite into Fresh” promotion at Global Fresh Produce & Floral Show

- General News
Village Farms will be hosting artist Shirley Chapman at its booth. Chapman, who has created custom posters for Fresh Summit for the past 19 years, has created a custom poster for the inaugural Global Fresh Produce & Floral Show and will be signing them at the event.

IFPA announces Retail Merchant Innovation Award winners

- Retail
The five winners will be recognized at IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show where they will attend as VIPs, participate in the conference education and network.  

FACT SHEET: $8BN in new commitments as part of call to action for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

- General News
The Biden-Harris Administration announced a historic package of new actions that business, civic, academic, and philanthropic leaders will take to end hunger and to reduce diet-related disease. Here is a full list of those participating, from vertical farms to online grocers.

IFPA’s Cathy Burns comments on Biden-Harris nutrition strategy

- General News
"Six of eight of our moonshot recommendations are in the 44-page report, including produce prescriptions, and more fruit and vegetables in SNAP," Burns said, of the strategy ahead of visits with legislators on Capitol Hill, as part of The Washington Conference on September 27.

Statement from Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, Produce for Better Health Foundation President and CEO, on PBH’s merger with IFPA’s Foundation for Fresh Produce

- Analysis
This merger will immediately deliver even greater impact and value to the collective fruit and vegetable industry by providing a research-based, consumer-focused platform that can ignite consumption behavior change as well as elevate fruit and vegetable consumption as a national and global health priority, improving public health and accelerating industry growth.

PBH to merge with IFPA’s Foundation for Fresh Produce

- General News
The Foundation for Fresh Produce and Produce for Better Health Foundation have announced they will combine to further advance fruit and vegetable consumption in America and create the largest global community of advocates for produce.

IFPA will bring world changing chef, José Andrés, to the Global Produce & Floral Show

- Featured
Chef Andrés established the World Central Kitchen in 2010, to not only empower communities through culinary training programs but also to feed and provide relief in the wake of emergencies and disasters across the globe.

IFPA Fresh Field Catalyst names winners

- General News
This group is meant not only to learn from the industry experts they will meet during their immersion week, but also from each other which will be greatly enhanced by the global diversity of the group.

IFPA engages FDA on proposed ag water changes in Produce Safety Rule 

- General News
During the February 25 meeting, IFPA was represented by Chief Food Safety & Regulatory Officer Dr. Jennifer McEntire on a panel discussion of the provisions, while Director of Food Safety & Quality Gretchen Wall offered additional testimony.