Nogales, AZ — The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is postponing the previously announced Spring Policy Summit, which had been scheduled for March 19-20, 2019, in Tubac, AZ.
“Despite the deal to re-open the government for three weeks, it will be difficult for federal employees to plan for travel so soon after the shutdown,” said Lance Jungmeyer, President of the FPAA. “The Spring Policy Summit has been an outstanding forum to bring together the government and industry to have frank dialogue about regulations and policies. Until we are assured we can host a quality event that works to bring together industry and government officials, we are going to postpone the event.”
“We apologize to any individuals who have already made travel plans, and we can’t wait to bring an excellent forum later this year,” Jungmeyer said, adding, “At this time, we don’t want to put any additional strain on these agencies that are already stretching their resources to provide the basic services that keep America running.”
The FPAA will announce a new date for the Policy Summit after the government is fully funded. Checkwww.freshfrommexico.com for more details.
About the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas:
The FPAA is a nonprofit trade association headquartered in Nogales, Arizona, that represents over 120 U.S. member companies involved in growing, packing, sales and transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Mexico. The FPAA leverages the efforts of private companies and partner-associations to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetable from Mexico.