Washington Conference attendees will advocate for the following pivotal public policy issues:
Produce should be 1/2 the plate, but the Farm Bill only spends less than 8% on specialty crops programs. Congress must provide a better balance of resources for our industry in the upcoming Farm Bill.
The fresh produce industry cannot survive in America unless Congress passes meaningful immigration reform that ensures us access to an affordable, predictable and reliable workforce.
Utilize the fresh produce supply chain to end hunger and reduce diet related disease in America.
Preserve the produce benefit in WIC
FDA must follow through on their cultural transformation to modernize the agency, to be more collaborative, transparent and effective. Congress must hold FDA accountable.