There’s no way I can adequately express my appreciation and gratitude to Reggie for his leadership this past year.
No one else in this industry is more respected, so it’s a huge honor to be following in his footsteps as United Fresh’s chairman.
Looking ahead, there’s a lot of work to do. We’re poised to work closely with the Food and Drug Administration when their draft food safety rules are released.
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers have already started crafting a new farm bill that can benefit the produce industry.
United Fresh works every day to help ensure it’s the best possible legislation for advancing research, marketing, nutrition and many other industry priorities.
There are also many other critical industry issues that demand our attention. We can keep the momentum going by working together. Make plans to join United Fresh at the Washington Public Policy Conference Oct. 1-3.
Mark your calendars for United Fresh’s next convention in San Diego, May 14-16, 2013. Be sure to visit United Fresh’s website to read recaps of the events and watch video highlights.
As United Fresh’s chairman, I eagerly look forward to working with you in the year ahead.
David Krause is president of Paramount Citrus, Delano, Calif., and chairman of the United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C.
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