UNITED LOBBIES TO SLOW FUMIGANT PHASEOUT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An extension on the phaseout of the fumigant methyl bromide, along with issues of market access and immigration reform, topped the agenda of members of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association in visits to Capitol Hill last week.With just days left in the 104th Congress, there is little chance that any of United's agenda will be advanced, yet the visits gave the industry

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An extension on the phaseout of the fumigant methyl bromide, along with issues of market access and immigration reform, topped the agenda of members of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association in visits to Capitol Hill last week.

With just days left in the 104th Congress, there is little chance that any of United's agenda will be advanced, yet the visits gave the industry a chance to educate legislators, it was explained. Congress is expected to adjourn at

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