Study shows link between ag labor shortage and inflation

State agricultural groups and U.S. Representatives are urging Congress to pass ag labor workforce changes in order to combat inflation. At a July 1... continue reading »

USDA rep pushes Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate at global summit

The USDA's chief scientist emphasized the U.S.'s commitment to the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM) initiative during a recent G20 sci... continue reading »

FSMA 204: How produce-based food producers can prepare for changes

As produce-based food producers around the globe emerge from pandemic restrictions, they are encountering, in many cases, significant supply chain iss... continue reading »

Ensuring Safe and Toxic-Free Foods Act of 2022 introduced in Senate

Senate Democrats are introducing a bill that would strengthen the FDA's Substances Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) rule. [caption id="attachmen... continue reading »

IFPA members testify in House ag committee hearing

Two members of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) testified during a House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee hearing on horticulture ... continue reading »

FDA seeks comment on proposed revision to produce water safety rule

With the release of the proposed produce safety water rule (Subpart E) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food & Drug Admini... continue reading »

Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act introduced, lauded by United Fresh

On Sept. 21, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) introduced the Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act — legislation that will give USDA the to... continue reading »

Labor, infrastructure, nutrition to highlight United Fresh’s Washington Conference

The past year introduced many changes to “business as usual” in the produce industry. Perhaps one of the most pronounced shifts occurred on the ad... continue reading »

USDA releases canned fruit commodity specifications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its commodity specifications for canned fruit, which are effective May 2021. The document in... continue reading »

JR Simplot’s Snowden potato variety deregulated by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s... continue reading »