News Releases

CFVGA Wraps Up Successful Sixth Annual Conference

For Immediate Release:  March 4, 2020 More than 300 growers, allied industry companies, produce buyers and other produce enthusiasts gathered Feb. 25-26 in Denver for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) 6th Annual Conference. Newly elected...

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Sen. Gardner Tours Hungenberg Produce, Greeley, Talks Shop with Growers

For Immediate Release: Aug. 23, 2019
Contacts:
Robert Sakata 303-947-3097 rtsakata@aol.com

Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) Tuesday welcomed Sen. Cory Gardner to tour Hungenberg Produce, Greeley, followed by a discussion with northern Colorado growers on the challenges facing their operations.

While the tour emphasized Hungenberg Produce’s highly efficient carrot processing facilities and the measures taken to ensure food safety to the consuming public, the conversation following the tour quickly turned to financial viability, agricultural labor, trade and water.

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CFVGA Supports Proposed H2A Worker Program Rule Changes

For Immediate Release: Aug. 2, 2019

Contacts:
Robert Sakata 303-947-3097 rtsakata@aol.com
Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) supports the proposed rule changes to improve the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program. Publication of the proposed changes were published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division July 15 with an invitation for the public to comment by Sept. 24.

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CFVGA to Tout Virtues of Colorado Produce at International Food Festival

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2019

Contacts: Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will provide produce-focused food samples and direct consumers to Colorado-grown produce July 20-21 during the Slow Food Nations Taste Marketplace. The event takes place at Larimer Square in downtown Denver and is expected to attract 25,000 visitors, two-thirds of which are local.

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Water Accounting System & Production Forecasting Win 2019 CFVGA Tech Pitch

For Immediate Release: Mar.14, 2019

Contact: Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org

SWIIM, a water accounting system with its on-farm grower dashboard, was the judge’s top pick at the Second Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association’s (CFVGA) Tech Pitch. The competition, which featured four of the best applicants from a field of highly qualified companies, was the culminating event Feb. 26 at CFVGA’s Fifth Annual Conference, attended by some 300 growers, allied industries and other produce enthusiasts. Coming in first by audience vote was GeoVisual, a production forecasting technology aimed at helping farmers know how much produce they have in each field. Both companies are Colorado-based.

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CFVGA Offers Food Safety Training Opportunities to Fulfill FSMA Requirements

For Immediate Release: Mar. 13, 2019

Contact: Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has partnered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to provide Produce Safety Alliance courses that satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirement. Two grower training opportunities remain prior to growing season, April 4 in Colorado Springs and April 9 in Greeley.

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