( FPAA )

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has postponed its March 19-20 Spring Policy Summit in Tubac, Ariz.

“Despite the deal to re-open the government for three weeks, it will be difficult for federal employees to plan for travel so soon after the shutdown,” Lance Jungmeyer, president of the FPAA said in a news release.

“The Spring Policy Summit has been an outstanding forum to bring together the government and industry to have frank dialogue about regulations and policies. Until we are assured we can host a quality event that works to bring together industry and government officials, we are going to postpone the event.” 

The release said FPAA will announce a new date for the Policy Summit after the government is fully funded.