All about YFVA

For over six decades, Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association has believed in the importance of providing an opportunity for discussion and strategic action regarding any problems facing the industry. By coming together and solving problems in a cooperative atmosphere, ideas and discussion are turned into an action plan that has real, positive benefits for Yuma’s agriculture industry. In addition to focusing on issues facing the Yuma area ag industry, YFVA believes strongly in sharing Yuma’s agriculture story with the world and supporting the next generation of agriculture innovators. YFVA has created and/or managed annual community events and programs that support this belief.

This past year, YFVA focused on the following issues:
Food Safety
  • Implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act and strengthening the AZ Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
Colorado River Water Issues
  • Engaging in water policy discussions
Pollinators
  • Expressing to EPA and ADA officials why Yuma does not have bee-kill problems
Worker Protection Standard
  • Explaining the impact of EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) revisions on our desert industry
Border and Immigration Reform
  • Monitoring ongoing debates about worker visas and border issues

Harvest
Dinner

Labor of Love Program

Farm Fresh Forks Program

Go Ag!
Program

Board of Directors

Steve Alameda – President
Top Flavor Farms

Cory Mellon – Vice President
Mellon Farms

Shipper and Grower Member Directors

Mary Campbell
Griffin Ranches

Jeff Johnson
L & R Corporation, Inc.

Jerry Muldoon
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.

Vicki Scott
Amigo Farms, Inc.

Mark Stover
Tanimura & Antle

Associate Member Directors

Chris Harmon
RDO Equipment

Doug Henry
Wilbur-Ellis