Groups kick off annual Texas Produce Convention

08/08/2013 02:31:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

texas produce convention allen lundPamela RiemenschneiderBradley Wagers, left, and Scott Fletcher of the Allen Lund Co., talk about the company's expanding presence in Texas at the opening reception of the Texas Produce Convention in San Antonio. The convention runs through Aug. 9. SAN ANTONIO — Discussions of Texas’ ongoing water issues, immigration reform and the Food Safety Modernization Act are on tap as the Texas Produce Convention continues through Aug. 9 at the Westin La Canterra in San Antonio’s Hill Country.

The event, hosted by the Texas International Produce Association, Texas Vegetable Association and Texas Citrus Mutual, drew about 280 pre-registered participants and began Aug. 7 with a golf tournament and opening reception.

Tom Stenzel, president and chief executive officer for the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association, also is scheduled to give a keynote address Aug. 8 about the current state of the produce industry.



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