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Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance outlines goals for 2023 farm bill

- General News
The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, has released its statemen

IFPA hopes this is the year for ag immigration reform

- General News
It’s been attempted for decades, but the International Fresh Produce Association’s government relations group is cautiously optimistic for a bipartisan solution to the immigration crisis with relations to agriculture.

Western Growers applauds $4 billion in drought-relief funding

- General News
In response to the inclusion of $4 billion in drought-relief funding for the Colorado River Basin in the Senate spending bill, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.

IFPA supports Ocean Shipping Reform Act

- General News
On March 31 in a voice vote, the Senate unanimously voted to pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580).

WGA: Federal infrastructure bill provides water improvements for West

- General News
In response to passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.

Produce associations urge market stabilization plan

- General News

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

Not all of agriculture supports labor bill

- General News
United Fresh members were among the 250 agriculture and labor groups who endorsed the ag labor bill that was introduced last week in the House of Representatives, but at least one large ag group isn’t on board.

November crucial to ag labor bill’s success

- General News

The produce industry ought to know fairly soon if the proposed agriculture labor bill will find …

Showing the weight of lobbying

- Analysis
While it’s important that Senators and U.S. representatives hear from their constituents in the produce industry, Congress usually reverts to its paralyzed, partisan ways, with little legislation to show for the industry’s efforts. But this year, that may change.