In its September newsletter, The Specialty Crop Standard, USDA Deputy Administrator Christopher Purdy announced that specialty crops will have the spotlight at USDA’s booth 2535 at this year’s IFPA global show Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim.
Noting that the Specialty Crop Program “has a wealth of knowledge about our programs and services that we would like to share with you,” Purdy said, “ This newsletter will make it easier to learn about the services we offer and make it easier to locate information by providing direct links to our webpages. This edition provides information on accessing our resources, customized services we offer, and our outreach efforts.”
And regarding the upcoming IFPA convention, he said, “Along with my Associate Deputy Administrators Heather Pichelman and Ken Petersen, I am excited to participate in the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show in Anaheim, Calif. this October. We will have service specialists from our inspection and grading, auditing, Market News, Marketing Order and Research and Promotion Programs. Colleagues from the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) Division and the Commodity Procurement Program will also be available to answer your questions. Feel free to stop by the USDA AMS booth #2535. Also, our doors are always open to you! If you would like to visit with us in-person or virtually please contact me. We look forward to seeing you at IFPA.”