I talked with Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, for United Fresh Produce Association about what's ahead for the Washington Conference.
If you’re getting sick of the rules during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Even our government representatives are tired of it.
Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response at FDA, who helped oversee the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, says 2020 has been a true test.
Produce industry members will vote in the upcoming presidential election as individuals, but if they want to also vote for their business’s interest, Trump and Biden spokesmen gave them reasons.
With USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program set to end October 31, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the Trump Administration would prefer to end the program and let the market do its job.
Although this year’s Washington Conference by the United Fresh Produce Association will be virtual, high profile government speakers are still scheduled, as are virtual hill visits with Congress members and staff.
United Fresh is bringing back its retail-foodservice speed dating sessions as part of the offerings of United Fresh LIVE! 365, and timed with the 2020 Washington Conference, September 21-23.
Of the three issues the fresh produce industry hopes to persuade Congress members on this week in lobbying visits, nutrition looks like a winner.