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Texas Sees Surge in Fresh Produce Imports

(Mission, TX) Imports of fresh fruits and vegetables are surging across Texas’ international ports of entry, driving industry and economic growth in the Lone Star state, a recent study reports. The study, conducted by the Texas A&M Center for North American Studies analyzed USDA data which showed that Texas volumes increased by more than 21% [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Texas Produce Industry Names Five to Hall of Fame

The Texas International Produce Association named five produce industry leaders to its Hall of Fame this week. The TIPA Hall of Fame has been a “proud tradition since 1988, recognizing people who have made exceptional contributions to the industry,” said TIPA president and CEO Bret Erickson. Among those recognized were Bill Burns (posthumously) of Lamar [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Produce Hall of Fame 2016

Save the Date The Texas International Produce Association and the Hall of Fame Committee will soon begin the selection process for individuals who have demonstrated true leadership in the Texas produce industry. The select few will be inducted into the Produce Hall of Fame January 25, 2016, during the Association's most treasured event - the [...]

2015-10-06T14:50:00+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Categories: Events|

South Texas Onion Committee Meeting on June 25, 2015

Chairman Steve Cargil has called a Budget meeting for the South Texas Onion Committee (STOC): District 1 & 2 Tursday - June 25, 2015 at 11:30 am Texas A&M Citrus Center, Weslaco, TX Texas A&M Agrilife Research, Uvalde, TX Download the Notice of Meeting PDF: STOC Budget Nominations 6-25-15 Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with [...]

2015-06-22T16:58:47+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Events|

TIPA Annual Summer Golf Tournament Sold Out

Once again we've maxed out the number of golfers in the tournament at 100 participants!! A huge thank you to all the companies, players, and sponsors that have committed their support to this great event. TIPA's annual summer golf tournament is one of many ongoing initiatives that promotes community, camaraderie & provides networking opportunities for [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Events|

Texas Produce Industry Meets with Top Level APHIS & CBP Executives

Approximately 40-50 produce import industry representatives participated in a recent roundtable discussion which was attended by top level executives from USDA-APHIS and CBP. The meeting was coordinated by TIPA and hosted at the Tierra del Sol conference room located in Pharr, Texas. "This was a great opportunity for our industry to speak directly to decision [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Events|

AMHPAC’s Annual Convention 2015

The Mexican Association of Protected Agriculture (AMHPAC) invites you to their annual convention in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, (Mexico) on August 27-28, 2015. One of the main goals of the businessmen comprising the AMHPAC, is to generate sales and business opportunities. Often, this means to implement strategies that stimulate customers to perform a specific action, such [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Categories: Events|

Recap of Viva Fresh Expo

Monday, Mar. 30th, 2015 by Jordan Okumura AUSTIN, TX - The much anticipated Viva Fresh Produce Exposition happened last week in Austin, Texas, and we were fortunate enough to have a front row seat to a regional produce event that offered great opportunities for networking, team building, and, of course, plenty of fun! High [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: |