Local Community Answers Request for Produce Donations to Northern Arizona Tribal Nations

Early on Wednesday morning, members of Arizona’s National Guard arrived at Santa Cruz Cold Storage in Rio Rico, Arizona to pick up three truckloads of fresh produce destined for the Hopi, Navajo, and White Mountain Apache Nations in Northeast Arizona. They are among the hardest hit communities facing the coronavirus outbreak.

Arizona Produce Companies Step Up for Area Food Drives

Produce companies in Southern Arizona have been answering the call for area assistance in bringing healthy food to the most vulnerable people in their communities. Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce Bracker knew the issues brought about by the COVID-19 response would create some unprecedented challenges for his community.

FPAA Salutes Our Members, Heroes in the US Food Supply Chain

“Since the beginning days of our Nation’s response to this pandemic, our members and their teams acted quickly to implement strong measures to protect their staff so that they could all work to protect the integrity of the US food supply chain. Their efforts, day in and day out, honor their commitment to making sure Americans have access to fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. ”

AZ Governor, Produce Industry Celebrate Groundbreaking on Key Nogales Produce Route

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) along with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and organizations from across the state celebrated the groundbreaking of a massive overhaul to State Route 189 in Nogales, Arizona. At an event on March 4, almost 200 people came together to celebrate this major victory for Arizona.

FPAA Spring Policy Summit Returns

The Spring Policy Summit, which for years has brought regulators and industry to identify practical, goal-oriented outcomes for key issues facing the fresh produce industry at the Southwest border, is back.