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Obama, Romney respond to produce industry priorities

• United Fresh posed questions on behalf of the industry to both campaigns on immigration, regulation, the farm bill, taxes, food safety and nutrition.

September 6, 2012

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With the presidential election just two months away, United Fresh Produce Association has released exclusive policy statements from the campaigns of President Obama and Governor Romney on top produce industry priorities.

United Fresh posed questions on behalf of the industry to both campaigns on immigration, regulation, the farm bill, taxes, food safety and nutrition.

The campaigns’ responses to United’s questions can be viewed via a link at http://www.unitedfresh.org/programs/wppc or directly at http://bit.ly/UnitedCandidates.

“It’s not often that we hear President Obama or Governor Romney speak specifically about produce industry issues, so these responses to United’s questions are especially important in the final months of the campaign,” said Ray Gilmer, vice-president of communications for United Fresh.

“We encourage our members and everyone in the produce industry to read the nominees’ policy statements and get involved in this important election.”

More than 500 produce industry leaders will come to Washington, D.C., this fall to make their voices heard to the nation’s top policymakers at United’s Washington Public Policy Conference, Oct. 1-3.

Speakers and educational sessions will focus on produce industry priorities, including food safety, immigration reform, the new farm bill and other important issues.

More information and registration is available at http://www.unitedfresh.org/ or 202-303-3400.

 

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