July 3, 2023

IFPA’s Washington Conference set for September

Hundreds of produce and floral industry leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. in September to advocate for issues including food safety, nutrition policy and workforce concerns, as well as components of the farm bill.

The International Fresh Produce Association’s 2023 Washington Conference will take place Sept. 12-15. New elements this year include an international trade forum and the women’s Fresh Perspective reception.

“With our impact on the economy and the health and well-being of consumers, IFPA members must take this chance to meet with elected leaders to promote the influence and growth of the fresh produce and floral sector,” Robert Guenther, IFPA’s chief public policy officer, said in a news release. “The Washington conference is the only event that brings the full produce supply chain to D.C. to directly influence the prosperity of their businesses and our industry.”

Registration is available online at https://www.freshproduce.com/events/the-washington-conference/.

The conference has convened industry leaders for more than 25 years to meet with members of Congress and administration officials. Keynote speakers at last year’s conference included U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Sen. John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, and Rod Snyder, senior advisor for agriculture for EPA’s Office of the Administrator.

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