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IFPA supports introduction of new organics legislation

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association applauds the introduction of the Continuous Improvement in Organic Standards Act (CIAO).

Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act introduced in Congress

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association is applauding Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Reps. David Valadao (R-CA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for introducing the Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act.

Historic flooding action praised by California strawberry industry

- General News
Earlier this month, California governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to expedite critical work like levee repairs and debris removal to help protect and prepare local communities in anticipation of another possible wet season.

Legislation boosting credit card competition praised by FMI

- Blue Book Services
FMI – The Food Industry Association issued its strong endorsement of the bipartisan Credit Card Competition Act, which was reintroduced in Congress by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Peter Welch (D-VT) and J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Reps. Lance Gooden (R-TX), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI).

Oversight sought on foreign ag land ownership

- Analysis
Is foreign ownership of real estate a security concern for the United States? After all, no matter who owns it, land can’t be moved.

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.