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Nutrition, drought, food safety top issues for WPPC
Thursday, September 03, 2015 6:55 AM

WASHINGTON — With the childhood nutrition law set to expire Sept. 30, the timing of the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Public Policy Conference, which brings produce industry leaders to Capitol Hill, could not be better.
 
The Sept. 28-30 meeting marks the 20th anniversary of the WPPC. About 100 produce leaders attended the first conference in 1995, and United Fresh expects nearly 600 leaders to urge action on a range of pressing legislative issues.
 
United Fresh is making some changes to the conference format at the same time keeping with its traditional focus of sitting with lawmakers at a critical time when Congress has few days left to make decisions that will affect the industry.